Lionel Messi’s FC Barcelona produced a stunning comeback in second leg of Copa del Rey to overturn a two-goal deficit against Sevilla last evening.
The team now advances to the final on a 3-2 aggregate.
Barcelona headed to the match knowing they needed at least two goals in order to keep them in the competition. French forward Ousmane Dembele opened the scoring for Barcelona in the 12th minute before Gerard Pique stole the level right at the death.
That’s a Foul!
However, thing’s could have been different had Lucas Ocampos converted Sevilla’s penalty after he was fouled by Oscar Migueza in the 18 yard box.
Martin Braithwaite gave the Spanish giants the lead in the contest for the first time, nodding in Jordi Alba’s cross in extra time. Sevilla’s Fernando was sent off in the 92 minute on a challenge against Lionel Messi. The drama continued as Luke de Jong was also shown matching orders while on bench for protesting after being substituted.
The match preparations were overshadowed by arrest of former Barcelona president Joseph Maria Bartomeu, with the club’s Camp Nou offices raided by police in a probe on mismanagement and corruption.
Barcelona is set to hold presidential elections on Sunday with three candidates vying for the seat: Joan Laporta, Victor Font and Toni Freica.