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FC Barcelona News: 28 January 2016; Barça Advance to Copa del Rey Semi-Final, Neymar Fined for Unpaid Taxes

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FC Barcelona knock out Athletic for yet another semi-final appearance in the Copa del Rey | FC Barcelona
Seat edges were invented for games like these. FC Barcelona spent over 40 minutes in an uncharacteristically precarious position but got three second half goals to knock Athletic Club Bilbao out of the Copa del Rey by a score of 3–1, 5–2 on aggregate, and qualify for the semi-finals for the sixth consecutive year.

FC Barcelona into Copa del Rey semi-finals for sixth straight year | FC Barcelona
With a 3-1 win versus Athletic Club on Wednesday night, FC Barcelona now have a ticket to the final four of the competition for the sixth consecutive year and the 55th time overall, and move one step from a second straight appearance in the Final after winning the title last year.

Focus turns from Athletic to Atlético | FC Barcelona
With no time to celebrate qualifying for the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey for the sixth consecutive season, FC Barcelona have already begin preparing for their next challenge — this Saturday's 4.00pm La Liga match versus Atlético Madrid at Camp Nou. The game pits the league's top two teams, both tied with 48 points, although FCB are ahead on goal differential.

Luis Enrique: We found the answers when we needed them | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique’s praise for his own team's performance also extended to their rivals who caused the blaugranes more than a scare when they took an early lead in the game thanks to Iñaki Williams’ 12th minute opener. "It’s worthy of praise what both sides have done," said the coach before adding that the game had been "very demanding" with two distinct halves.

Luis Suárez: 'We played much better in the second half' | FC Barcelona
The Catalans will be in the tournament's final four for the sixth straight year after beating Athletic Club 3-1 in the second leg of the quarter-finals at the Camp Nou. Barça go through 5–2 on aggregate. The key play of the game was Luis Suarez's goal in the 53rd minute that revived a Barça team that hit a rough patch for the better part of the first half

Barcelona's Neymar fined for unpaid taxes in Brazil - ESPN FC
Barcelona star Neymar and his father have been ordered by court in Brazil court to pay €100,000 as a fine for unpaid taxes during 2007-08, according to a report. Neymar is expected to appeal, his lawyers told Brazil site UOL on Wednesday.

Suarez hits 30 goals before Messi Neymar and Ronaldo - ESPN FC
Luis Suarez's goal for Barcelona on Wednesday night saw him become the first player across the top five leagues in Europe to reach 30 goals in all competitions. Suarez scored in the 53rd minute in a 3-1 win for Barca over Athletic Bilbao that booked the club's place in the Copa del Rey semifinals.

Marc-Andre Ter Stegen: Barcelona struggled against Athletic -
Marc-Andre ter Stegen has admitted Athletic Bilbao caused Barcelona problems in the second leg of Wednesday's Copa del Rey quarter-final tie. Copa holders Barca took a 2-1 lead into the game at Camp Nou but that advantage was wiped out by Inaki Williams' opener.

Who is leading the race for the Golden Shoe? | Sky Sports
Luis Suarez became the first player in Europe's top five leagues to hit the 30-goal mark with his strike in Barcelona's 3-1 Copa del Rey win over Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday night. However, the former Liverpool ace is only currently third in the running for the Golden Shoe, awarded to the leading marksman across Europe.

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