Barcelona defeated Sevilla 3-0 in extra time in the return match of the Spanish Football Cup semifinals at the Camp Nou, avenging a 0-2 loss in the first round.
The Seville footballers will rue the chance they lost at Camp Nou for a long time. The Andalusians lost 2-0 in the first game, missed a penalty kick, lost players near the end, and conceded the second goal in overtime.
Barcelona took the lead in the 12th minute when Ousmane Dembele scored a stunning goal. From the edge of the penalty area, the French striker struck the right “fork” next to the helpless Thomas Vaclik. The home side had a chance to equalize in the 67th minute, but Jordi Alba’s header from Dembele’s cross hit the post.
When Oscar Mingueza knocked down Lucas Ocampos in the 73rd minute, referee Jose Sanchez pointed to the white spot, Sevilla had a chance to fix everything. The penalty kick was taken by the Argentine himself, and it was a last-ditch effort. Marc-Andre ter Stegen put the ball away with ease.
Fernando was sent off for a second yellow card, which dealt the visitors a fresh blow in the referee’s payout. Following that, Barca scored a 2-0 goal through Gerard Pique, tying the score from the first game and forcing the game into overtime.
In the 95th minute, Barca took the lead with an extra player. Martin Braithwaite, who came on in the 89th minute, scored on the first post to make it 3-0.
Barcelona will face the winner of the match between Levante and Athletic Bilbao in the final, with the first match ending 1-1.