Spanish Copa del Rey - 2nd Leg
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Valencia 1-1 Barcelona (Agg: 1-8)

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Gary Neville has overseen four wins at Valencia - all in the Copa del Rey

Barcelona reached the Copa del Rey final as they beat Gary Neville's Valencia 8-1 on aggregate after a 1-1 draw at the Mestalla Stadium.

Trailing 7-0 from the first leg, the home side went in front on the night when Alvaro Negredo rolled home.

And Neville was on course to celebrate a rare victory as Valencia coach before Barca substitute Wilfrid Kaptoum side-footed in a late equaliser.

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The result means Barcelona are unbeaten in 29 games, a Spanish record.

Their opponents in the final will be either Celta Vigo or Sevilla, the latter of whom lead 4-0 going into Thursday's second leg.

Neville is under pressure at Valencia, with the former Manchester United captain winless in nine league games since taking charge on 2 December.

The former England international made it clear that Saturday's La Liga match with Espanyol was his priority by making sweeping changes, although Barca also named an under-strength team for the tie.

Lionel Messi missed the game because of ongoing kidney problems, while Luis Suarez and Neymar were all rested by Luis Enrique, who left 11 first-team regulars out of the squad.

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The attendance at the 55,000-seater Mestalla was 16,200.

"I'm thankful for the fans who came to the stadium," said Neville. "Some didn't want to come and that was their right.

"We weren't playing under the best circumstances after what happened in the first leg last week, but the players played with dignity. We deserved to win.''

Line-ups

Valencia

  • 13Domenech Sánchez
  • 3Nunes Vezo
  • 31DialloBooked at 35mins
  • 4SantosBooked at 41mins
  • 14Gayá PeñaBooked at 63mins
  • 12Barbosa da Silva
  • 29Zahibo
  • 22Mina LorenzoSubstituted forAndré Gomesat 71'minutes
  • 30Villalba RodrigoSubstituted forSalvador Eduat 80'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 11Piatti
  • 7NegredoSubstituted forBakkaliat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 16Bakkali
  • 21André Gomes
  • 23Abdennour
  • 25Ryan
  • 28Carbonell Gil
  • 43Caballo
  • 45Salvador Edu

Barcelona

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 22Vidal Parreu
  • 15Bartra
  • 24Mathieu
  • 21AdrianoSubstituted forPereira dos Santosat 76'minutes
  • 26SamperBooked at 73mins
  • 23Vermaelen
  • 20Sergi
  • 17El HaddadiBooked at 54mins
  • 4RakiticSubstituted forCámara Mesaat 76'minutes
  • 19RamírezSubstituted forKaptoumat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Pereira dos Santos
  • 25Masip
  • 27Cámara Mesa
  • 28Gumbau
  • 34Kaptoum
  • 36Romera Andújar
  • 37Aleñá
Referee:
Carlos Velasco Carballo
Attendance:
16,296

Match Stats

Home TeamValenciaAway TeamBarcelona
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home12
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home19
Away17

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