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FC Barcelona News: 28 February 2019; Barcelona Reach Record Copa del Rey Final After El Clasico Win

Real Madrid v FC Barcelona - Copa del Rey Semi Final: Second Leg Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Sixth cup final in a row | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona’s love affair with the Spanish Cup continues. Having already won the title, known in the modern era as the Copa del Rey, on a record thirty occasions, they are into the final for the sixth consecutive year and are just one game away from an unprecedented fifth crown in a row.

From ‘El Clásico’ to ‘La final’! | FC Barcelona
February 2 2019 will go down in history as (yet another!) of those marvellous FC Barcelona nights at the Santiago Bernabéu. Following a 1-1 draw at Camp Nou and a first half in which Real Madrid caused far more danger, with Vinícius Júnior producing some dazzling football, everything finally slotted into place in a quite extraordinary second half.

25th win at the Santiago Bernabéu | FC Barcelona
El Clásico is not what they used to be, with Barça having experienced a major shift in success in Madrid in recent seasons. From 1902 to 2008, playing at Real Madrid very rarely produced a good result for the Catalans — just 20 wins at Real Madrid in 201 matches played over 107 seasons, yielding a paltry .196 winning percentage.

Barça reach 100 goals this season | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona reached 100 goals for the season on Wednesday. The century was reached in the best style possible, with a 3-0 win against Real Madrid in the Santiago Bernabéu. Two goals from Luis Suárez and an own goal from Varane gave Barça a place in their sixth successive Copa del Rey final. Furthermore, Real Madrid are the team Barça have scored most goals against this season, 9 in 3 matches, along with Levante.

Leo Messi hits 40 Clásicos | FC Barcelona
Real Madrid and FC Barcelona faced each other again on Wednesday in the second leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final. The blaugranes visited the Santiago Bernabéu in search of a sixth successive final appearance in a Clásico that will be a special one for Leo Messi as the Argentine made his 40th appearance against Real Madrid.

El Clasico top scorers: Messi, Ronaldo and the all-time greats | Goal
It is one of the biggest rivalries in football and has featured some of the best players to ever grace the planet. Icons such as Ferenc Puskas, Alfredo Di Stefano and Raul lit up Clasico encounters in years gone by, while Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have become the centrepiece in recent times.

Ter Stegen and Dembele: Two secondary heroes | Marca
It is likely that the focus of the Copa del Rey Clasico on Wednesday night will be on Luis Suarez and there will even be a lot of talk about Lionel Messi, but nothing they achieved could have been possible without the help of Marc-Andre Ter Stegen and Ousmane Dembele.

Gerard Pique believes Barcelona’s Copa del Rey record will never be beaten | Sky Sports
Real were the better side for long periods at the Bernabeu as they looked to build on the advantage of their away goal following a 1-1 draw in the first leg. But Suarez struck against the run of play in the 50th minute and after Varane’s own goal had silenced the crowd, the Uruguay striker converted a penalty, Panenka-style.

‘Barcelona suffered in El Clasico’ - Sergio Busquets | Football Espana
Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets admits his side ‘suffered more than usual’ during their Copa del Rey semi-final win at Real Madrid. Luis Suarez scored twice and Raphael Varane inadvertently netted an own goal to give Ernesto Valverde’s side a 3-0 victory, despite Madrid dominating large parts of the match.

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