Barca Surpasses the Arch Rivals

Barcelona fought out a 2-2 draw with Real Madrid and went through to the Copa del Ray seminfinals thanks to a 1-2 win away in the first leg. (

Real Madrid, 2-1 losers at home in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarterfinal against Barcelona, are desperate to edge out their fierce rivals and achieve an improbable place in the semifinals. In order to advance, they're going to have to ditch the brutal defensive tactics they've employed in the past and go instead with free-flowing attacking football. It's a gamble, and one that's not that likely to pay off, but it's definitely going to be entertaining. (

Real Madrid coach, Jose Mourinho, applying different strategies in the second leg of this. If in the first leg Madrid dominated by players who bertipikal survive, this time Mourinho plays with the type of attacking players. The result, manages to look pressed Madrid Barcelona's defense since the beginning of the first round. Even a golden opportunity they have been able to create on the 3rd minute, when the Kaka kick must be blocked with difficulty by the host goalkeeper Jose Manuel Pinto.

Pinto re-create the brilliant rescue in the 11th minute. This time, the efforts of Cristiano RonaldoRonaldo, who succeeded his break. In the 24th minute, Lionel MessiLionel Messi is capable of directing the ball into the goal Madrid. Luckily for the hosts, attempts Messi free kick was still able to be broken easily by Iker CasillasIker Casillas. Madrid almost winning in the 25th minute. Speculative kick conducted Mesut Oezil just deliver the ball into the crossbar Barcelona. The ball was reluctant to enter into the host's goal. Two minutes later, Pinto made a blunder that nearly disastrous fruition. Pinto gave her the wrong bait that it leads to Gonzalo Higuain. Luckily, Higuain being selfish by executing its own opportunities so it is still able to be broken by both the Barcelona goalkeeper.

Continued to attack, Madrid conceded first in the 43rd minute. Is a substitute, Pedro Rodriguez, who was able to make the home fans cheered. Starting acceleration of Messi, who then releases a sweet feed to Pedro that is not guarded. Calmly, Pedro capable goalkeeper Casillas can only be stunned to see it. A few seconds before halftime, Barcelona have scored two. This time the goalkeeper Casillas is Dani Alves fired hard from outside the penalty box. The first half ended 2-0 to Barcelona excellence.

At the beginning of the second half, Madrid almost dropping them. Utilizing a free kick Xabi AlonsoXabi Alonso, Sergio RamosSergio Ramos able to find the net with a header Barcelona. Unfortunately, the goal was disallowed because the referee thought Ramos was a foul on Alves first. Already a two-goal lead, Barcelona continue to apply their attacking style of play. Effective game also characteristic of Pep Guardiola's troops in this fight. While Madrid's players more often wasting the ball by doing the wrong bait. Once get the chance, Madrid players could not actually used it well.

Entering the 65th minute, Real Madrid game improved and the results they managed to find the net Barcelona in the 68th minute.Receiving feedback from Oezil breakthrough, Ronaldo is able to fool Pinto before struck the ball into the goal with his right foot. Four minutes later, Madrid Barcelona goalkeeper again.Benzema who received a pass from Jose Callejon made it past Carles Puyol and beat Pinto with his right leg kick. Madrid was only needed one more goal to qualify for the next round.

Both teams alternated offensive. The threat by the threat of players born from both teams. However, it has not been successfully exploited to perfection. Disastrous for the Madrid occurred in the 89th minute. They have to play with 10 men after Sergio Ramos received a second yellow card for elbowing Sergio BusquetsSergio Busquets when the duel in the air. Of course this is a loss to Madrid to play with 10 men when they want to find one additional goal.

The result, Madrid failed to add a pot of their goals and given up their ambition to retain the title. (


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