Sunday, February 25, 2018 |
Making life easy for pet ownersYusuf Arakkal: Of lessons in solitudeWe’re all in it together!A picture of selflessnessBisi Bengaluru: Marina – Fresh bites with ‘baited’ breathHealthily indulgentE-cigarette vapours laden with toxic metals, say expertsTurmeric is more effective than paracetamol or ibuprofen at healing injuriesUEFA Europa League: Arsenal advance to round of 16 despite 2nd leg loss to OstersundsAndhra Pradesh thrash Delhi, enter semis

Philippe Coutinho's debut goal help Barcelona beat Valencia, enter Copa del Rey final

Posted February 9th, 2018, 11:34 AM IST

Philippe Coutinho's debut goal help Barcelona beat Valencia, enter Copa del Rey final

Madrid: Philippe Coutinho scored his first goal since leaving Liverpool as Barcelona defeated Valencia 2-0 Thursday to reach the Copa del Rey final for the fifth straight year.

Ivan Rakitic sealed the victory late in the second leg of the semifinals as Barcelona added to its 1-0 win from the opener at Camp Nou Stadium, advancing 3-0 on aggregate.





The three-time defending champions will face Sevilla in a repeat of the 2016 final. Sevilla eliminated Leganes 3-1 on aggregate on Wednesday.

Valencia put on a tough challenge against Barcelona, creating some significant scoring chances at Mestalla Stadium.

But the visitors opened the scoring early in the second half after Luis Suarez raced past a defender inside the area before crossing the ball to Coutinho. The Brazilian playmaker, Barcelona's most expensive signing, slid to reach the ball and sent it toward the far corner.

Coutinho, making his fourth appearance since being signed in January, scored shortly after coming on at halftime. Suarez also set up the second goal, finding Rakitic for an easy goal from inside the area after a breakaway in the 82nd minute.

Sharing

Photos
Latest

A PHP Error was encountered

Severity: Warning

Message: file_get_contents(): http:// wrapper is disabled in the server configuration by allow_url_fopen=0

Filename: views/newsdetails.php

Line Number: 29

A PHP Error was encountered

Severity: Warning

Message: file_get_contents(http://www.indiaaffiliates.in/ads.php?size=300X250): failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found

Filename: views/newsdetails.php

Line Number: 29

Opinion Poll
bethaludu movie?
Hit
Blockbuster
Average
Advertisement
advertisement
Videos