[ 30-01-2015 ]

Barca edge nine-man Atletico in five-goal thriller

Neymar sacked a twofold as Barcelona twice dug out from a deficit to book their spot in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey with a 3-2 win in excess of nine-man Atletico Madrid to seal a 4-2 total triumph.

Fernando Torres struck for the hosts inside the first moment to counterbalance Lionel Messi's champ in a week ago's first leg, however Neymar snatched a crucial away objective only after nine minutes.

Raul Garcia quickly restored Atletico's lead from the punishment spot, however Barca were in front considerably time because of a Miranda own objective and a brilliant counter-assault adjusted off by Neymar.

Atletico commander Gabi was then sent-off amid half-time as players and mentors from both sides conflicted toward the end of the first period.

The home side ought to have been diminished to nine men prior when Arda Turan some way or another got away with simply a yellow card in the wake of tossing his boot at one of the authorities in the second-half, yet did inevitably see an alternate red card when Mario Suarez got a second booking late on.

"I preferred the way the group responded in the wake of surrendering in a peculiar manner in the first moment," said Barca supervisor Luis Enrique.

"Neymar demonstrated the state of mind he generally does. He is a player with a considerable measure of certainty and helps every one of us in all periods of the diversion."

Torres scored twice in the first moment of every 50% of the second leg as Atletico dumped city matches Real Madrid out of the opposition in the past round and he rehashed the trap after only 38 seconds.

The previous Chelsea striker hooked onto Guilherme Siqueira's freedom and skipped past Javier Mascherano before volleying in off the far post to enroll his first objective at the Vicente Calderon since rejoining his childhood club.

Barca reacted in fine style to that early blow, however, as a smooth move started by Messi saw Luis Suarez discharge Neymar in behind the Atletico guard and he tranquilly opened home for his twentieth objective of the season.

Atletico were given a life saver when Juanfran was bodychecked by Mascherano and Jesus Gil Manzano indicated the spot notwithstanding the contact seeming to happen outside the region and Garcia certainly ventures up to pummel home the spot-kick.

The lead again just kept going just eight minutes, however, as Miranda could just transform Messi's corner into his own particular net.

The diversion then turned completely to support Barca when Manzano didn't grant a second punishment when Griezmann's shot hit Jordi Alba on the arm.

Barca then broke upfield and Alba squared for Neymar to move round Jan Oblak before moving home his second objective of the nighttime.

Tempers flared when Manzano brought a thrilling first-half to an end with Gabi neglecting to return for the second period having been sent-off in the shaft.

"I simply said to the official it was a punishment and a red card, you will see on TV that you have committed an error," Gabi told Canal Plus.

"At that point he let me know that I was sent-off. I didn't say all else. The group was left with a numerical drawback and you could see that in the second-half."

Diego Simeone's men were amazingly blessed to not then go down to nine men when Turan extraordinarily tossed his boot at a collaborator official for neglecting to honor the hosts a free-kick.

The Turkish universal was demonstrated a yellow card by Manzano, which ought to additionally mean he will escape review discipline as the episode was seen by the ref.

Barca agreeably saw out the staying 40 minutes by ruling ownership and ought to have added to their count when Messi shot directly at Oblak 20 minutes from time.

Suarez was then rejected four minutes from the end when Messi was overturned for the umpteenth time as Atletico kept on losing their order.

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