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Granada vs Barcelona live blog, full-time: Barça win wild game, advance to semis

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Join us for another Barcelona Copa adventure!

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FULL-TIME, Granada 3-5 Barcelona: And breathe. What a wild game. Five goals scored by Barça from the 88th minute onwards. Just crazy. We’re on to the semi-finals!


GOLAZO!!!! Granada 3-5 Barcelona (Alba 113’): IT’S FIVE FOR BARÇA!!! Jordi Alba scores his second of the night and it’s a beauty!!! After a cross from Griezmann, Jordi fires a ROCKET of a volley into the roof of the net! What a goal and what a game!!!


GOAL!!! Granada 3-4 Barcelona (De Jong 108’): BARÇA GO AHEAD AGAIN!!! Messi’s shot from distance is saved by the keeper but Frenkie De Jong scores on the rebound!


GOAL, Granada 3-3 Barcelona (Vico 103’): Granada equalize. Sergiño Dest is called for a push inside the box and Vico scores from the spot. This game is wild.


102min: PENALTY TO GRANADA!


GOAL!!! Granada 2-3 Barcelona (Griezmann 100’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD!!! Jordi Alba with the cross and Griezmann fires a home a powerful header!!!


EXTRA TIME KICKOFF! Granada 2-2 Barcelona: And we’re underway for the extra time! Can Barça complete the comeback and reach the semi-finals?


END OF REGULATION, Granada 2-2 Barcelona: An incredible comeback in Andalusia, and we have 30 more minutes of football!


GOAL!!!! Granada 2-2 Barcelona (Alba 90’+2): BARÇA EQUALIZE!!!! Another cross from Messi, and Griezmann finds Jordi Alba all alone in the six-yard box for an easy header and this is going to extra time!


GOAL! Granada 2-1 Barcelona (Griezmann 88’): Barça score! Lionel Messi plays a cross from the right and Antoine Griezmann gets to the ball before it crosses the line and hits it against the post and the keeper to give Barça life!


GOAL, Granada 2-0 Barcelona (Soldado 47’): Granada double the lead. Quick counter attack, Roberto Soldado beats Samuel Umtiti for pace and scores over Ter Stegen.


SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Granada 1-0 Barcelona: And we’re back underway! Come on, boys, let’s make the comeback!


HALFTIME, Granada 1-0 Barcelona: Barça are somehow losing despite dominating the first half, but one defensive mistake is costing them so far.


GOAL, Granada 1-0 Barcelona (Kenedy 33’): Granada takes the lead. The home team attacks for the first time in the entire half, and after Barça can’t clear the ball at the back, Soro finds Kenedy at the far post for a tap-in.


KICKOFF! Granada 0-0 Barcelona: And we’re underway! Come on, boys!


LINEUPS

BARCELONA

Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Araujo, Umtiti, Alba; De Jong, Busquets, Pedri; Trincão, Messi, Griezmann (4-3-3)

Bench: Neto (GK), Arnau (GK), Lenglet, Mingueza, Dest, Pjanic, Puig, Dembélé, Braithwaite

GRANADA

Starting XI: Escandell; Díaz, Duarte, Sánchez, Neva; Eteki; Puertas, Montoro, Soro, Kenedy; Soldado (4-1-4-1)

Bench: Rui Silva (GK), Foulquier, Nehuén, Suárez, Machís, Vico, Vallejo, Molina, Pepe


WELCOME TO THE NUEVO ESTADIO LOS CÁRMENES!!! The beautiful home of Granada is the site of a huge Copa del Rey one-off quarterfinal tie between the hosts and Barcelona, who come into this one looking to continue a strong start to the new year and will try to clinch a spot in the semi-final. This should be a fun one, and you’re welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. LET’S LIVE BLOG!!!

(Note: the comments will be open only when the team news come out, because our commenter people love commenting and sometimes there are too many comments in the comments section)


MATCH INFO

Competition/Round: 2020-21 Copa del Rey, Quarterfinals

Date/Time: Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 9pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8pm GMT (UK), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Thursday)

Venue: Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes, Granada, Spain

Referee: José María Sánchez Martínez

VAR: Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM COPA DEL REY

How to watch on TV: Premier Sports 1 (UK), Startimes Sports Life (Nigeria), Telecinco (Spain), others

How to stream: ESPN+ (USA), Premier Player (UK), others


Matchday Thread Rules

We don’t have a lot of rules here, but there are a few things to keep in mind when joining our matchday threads:

Even if the referee sucks or we lose the game, no swearing. It’s just unnecessary. Also, don’t discuss illegal streaming links. Those who do it will be warned, and those who post links will be instantly banned. Finally, be nice to each other. This is a Barcelona community and we don’t need to offend one another.

Have fun with the game! Forever and ever, no matter the competition, VISCA EL BARÇA!