Spanish Copa del Rey - 2nd Leg
Barcelona3Ath Bilbao1

Barcelona 3-1 Athletic Bilbao

Gerard Pique scores for Barcelona against Athletic Bilbao
Barcelona have won the Copa del Rey a record 27 times

Barcelona remain on course to finish the season with five trophies after booking a Copa del Rey semi-final place with victory over Athletic Bilbao.

Leading 2-1 from the first leg, Barca were rocked when Inaki Williams put Bilbao ahead at the Nou Camp.

Luis Suarez levelled to ease home nerves before late goals from Gerard Pique and Neymar confirmed victory.

Barca, top of La Liga, have won the Uefa Super Cup and Fifa Club World Cup, and are still in the Champions League.

Elsewhere, Atletico Madrid, the 2013 winners, were edged out 3-2 on aggregate by Celta Vigo.

After a goalless first leg in Vigo, Pablo Hernandez gave Celta the lead in the Spanish capital before Antoine Griezmann levelled.

Two goals in seven second-half minutes by former Manchester City striker John Guidetti and Hernandez put the visitors firmly in control.

Angel Correa pulled a goal back for Atletico but Celta hung on to reach the last four.

On Thursday, Gary Neville's Valencia face Las Palmas with the tie evenly poised at 1-1, while Sevilla are protecting a 2-0 lead at Mirandes.

Line-ups

Barcelona

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 6Dani Alves
  • 3Piqué
  • 23VermaelenSubstituted forBusquetsat 70'minutes
  • 24Mathieu
  • 4Rakitic
  • 14Mascherano
  • 20Sergi
  • 10Messi
  • 9L SuárezBooked at 70mins
  • 11Neymar

Substitutes

  • 5Busquets
  • 8Iniesta
  • 15Bartra
  • 17El Haddadi
  • 21Adriano
  • 22Vidal Parreu
  • 25Masip

Ath Bilbao

  • 13Herrerín Buisán
  • 30Lekue MartínezBooked at 52mins
  • 2Bóveda Altube
  • 4Laporte
  • 24Balenziaga OruesagastiBooked at 39mins
  • 6San José
  • 17Rico MorenoBooked at 19minsSubstituted forEtxebarria Urkiagaat 57'minutes
  • 15Williams
  • 5Eraso GoñiSubstituted forMuniain Goñiat 73'minutes
  • 14SusaetaSubstituted forMerino Zuloagaat 57'minutes
  • 20Aduriz

Substitutes

  • 1Iraizoz Moreno
  • 3Elustondo Urkola
  • 7Etxebarria Urkiaga
  • 16Etxeita Gorritxategi
  • 18Gurpegi Nausia
  • 19Muniain Goñi
  • 25Merino Zuloaga
Referee:
Alejandro José Hernández Hernández
Attendance:
63,405

Match Stats

Home TeamBarcelonaAway TeamAth Bilbao
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home18
Away12
Shots on Target
Home9
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away18

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