Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Barcelona beat Atletico Madrid 2-1 in the principal leg of the Copa del Rey semi-finals at the Vicente Calderon on Wednesday night. 

The guests drove 2-0 at the break after shocking strikes from Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi, the Argentine's twelfth objective in all rivalries at the Calderon. 

Be that as it may, Atleti gave themselves any expectation of achieving the last when Antoine Griezmann diminished the shortage with a header just before the hour-check. 

It didn't take the holders long to make the leap forward as Suarez added another objective to his gathering of ludicrous strikes in his vocation. 

Javier Mascherano won ownership close to one side hand touchline before discharging the forward simply inside Atleti's half, despite the fact that regardless he had a considerable measure of work to do to try and debilitate his rivals objective. 

Nonetheless, Suarez's snappy feet took him past a gang of players and into the range, and with simply the progressing Miguel Moya to beat, the Uruguay universal kept his cool to toe-jab the ball into the back of the net. 

What's more, that shocking individual exertion implies Suarez has now scored 11 objectives from his last 16 shots for Barcelona. 

On the off chance that that strike was amazing, however, then Messi's objective that multiplied the guests' lead following 33 minutes was stunningly better. 

Barcelona worked the ball to the Argentine prowling unmarked on the edge of the region, and in a matter of seconds the little playmaker moved the ball to one side, before unleashing a capable shot that flew past a defenseless Moya and into the top corner of the net. 

Diego Simeone responded by bringing on veteran frontman Fernando Torres set up of shield Sime Vrsaljko at the break, with the Atletico supervisor likewise evolving development. 

What's more, the switches functioned as the home side got themselves once again into the tie following 59 minutes with a very much worked free-kick schedule. Commander Gabi skimmed a cross towards Diego Godin, who thusly headed the ball back over the territory for the holding up Griezmann to gesture home from short proximity. 

That strike gave Atleti genuine any desire for a rebound, and in addition bringing home spirits up in the stands as well, and minutes after the fact Jasper Cillessen was called upon to make a splendid short proximity stop with his legs to keep out Griezmann's short proximity shot. 

Be that as it may, as the hosts pushed on, so they exited more spaces at the back, with Moya doing great to keep out endeavors from both Andre Gomes and a Messi free kick, before one last possibility fell Atletico's direction. 

Simeone's side took a brisk free kick to Filipe Luis, dashing down the left, and from the full back's inside Torres was inches far from evening out with an aerobatic exertion that flew creeps past the far post. 

The tie, however, is still especially alive in front of the second leg in Catalonia on February 7, with both groups likewise now missing key faculty for that conflict after yellow cards got by Gabi and Neymar.