FC Barcelona News: 13 February 2014; Barça Book Spot in Copa del Rey Final, Will Face Real Madrid at Mestalla

Juan Manuel Serrano Arce

Real Sociedad – FC Barcelona: To the final! (1-1) | FC Barcelona
This Wednesday, in Anoeta, FC Barcelona managed to book a spot in the final of the Copa del Rey, which means they'll face off against Real Madrid on April 19. The team managed by Gerardo Martino preserved their 2-0 advantage and they qualified without too much difficulty.

"The final will be great", says Gerard Piqué | FC Barcelona
Gerard Piqué played the full 90 minutes of the second leg of the Cup semi-final and after the match he pointed out that "it was a good match" and that "we reached the final, that was our objective." The center back explained that the game was a complicated one because "we came in with a 2-0 advantage and we didn’t know if they were going to attack or defend."

"We had the obligation to be in the final, we couldn't miss out on it" | FC Barcelona
During the post-match press conference Gerardo Martino said his team "completed its objective" and that the players "are used to playing important matches and finals." Tata went on to explain that Barça "played a great match" and he added that "we can improve, we still have a lot of time."

Fourth Spanish Cup Final in six years | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona have classified for the Spanish Cup Final, after knocking out Real Sociedad. On April 19, Tata Martino's team will try to win their 27th Spanish Cup Final in the history of the Club and reaffirm themselves, even more, as the team that have dominated this competition. Barça will play their 37th Final against Real Madrid, who beat Atletico de Madrid in the other semi-final.

The six previous Cup Finals against Real Madrid | FC Barcelona
On April 19, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid will once again be meeting in the Spanish Cup Final. It will be seventh time this has happened, and to date the two clubs have won three finals each against their biggest rivals.

Inside the dressing room at Anoeta Stadium | FC Barcelona
The match against Real Sociedad and Barça is scheduled for 10:00 PM CET at Anoeta Stadium. The visitors dressing room is ready to receive the Blaugrana.

The FC Barcelona warm-up at Anoeta | FC Barcelona
Barça made it into the Spanish Cup Final last night thanks to a draw away to Real Sociedad in the semi-final second leg. Here you can enjoy some three and a half minutes of images of the players getting ready for the game while the Anoeta terraces gradually fill around them.

Five players train at Zubieta | FC Barcelona
Barça are close to qualifying for the Copa del Rey final. That’s why manager Tata Martino brought all of his players to San Sebastián. Before this evening’s match five players trained at Real Sociedad’s Ciudad Deportiva. Puyol, Montoya, Afellay, Oier, and Neymar, who doesn’t have medical clearance to play, trained at the installations of Zubieta.

Josep Maria Bartomeu is interviewed by Sky Sports | FC Barcelona
In his first interview with the British network as Barça’s president, Batromeu talked about his first visit to the Camp Nou as a child, in the 1972/73 season. It was during the era when "Carles Rexach was our greatest star." Bartomeu revealed that he he knew that one day he would actively help the Club.

FC Barcelona surpasses 100 million followers on social networks | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona is the first sports club anywhere in the world to be able to boast more than 100 million followers on its social networks, thus consolidating its position as a global phenomenon in the digital world. Sporting and social excellence has led to leadership in the 2.0 market, where FCB is the top club on all the world’s major networks.

Atletico Madrid may escape rap for missile thrown at Cristiano Ronaldo - ESPN FC
Atletico Madrid are set to escape punishment as the supporter who threw a cigarette lighter at Cristiano Ronaldo during Tuesday’s 2-0 Copa del Rey semifinal second leg win for Real Madrid at the Estadio Vicente Calderon cannot be identified by club officials or police.

Villa back in Atleti training | Football Espana
David Villa was able to take a full part in training with his Atletico Madrid teammates on Thursday. The striker has been missing from recent fixtures with an injury to his left thigh but trained as normal ahead of the game against Real Valladolid on Saturday.

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