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Ernesto Valverde says Barcelona must improve after Copa del Rey win over Real Madrid

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The holders are into the final yet again

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

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde said his team need to improve after beating Real Madrid 4-1 on aggregate to reach the final of the Copa del Rey.

Real Madrid wasted plenty of chances at the Santiago Bernabeu, as Barca took full advantage and scored three times in the second half to progress.

Valverde compared the game to his side’s recent 0-0 draw with Lyon in the Champions League but admitted improvements are needed.

“I think we come out of the game strengthened, but we also have things to improve. Curiously, in Lyon the same side had 25 shots and didn’t score a single goal and they were talking about a crisis,” he said.

”It was a game of two halves. In the first they were better and we weren’t great because they pressed us in certain areas and our rhythm was really slow. We didn’t get close to their goal. But in the second half we played with more determination.”

Source | Sport

Barcelona return to action on Saturday against Real Madrid again at the Santiago Bernabeu. Valverde’s men go into the game nine points ahead of Los Blancos in La Liga.