Monday 21 October, 2019

Barca beat Madrid 3-0 at Bernabeu, reach Copa final again

Barcelona forward Luis Suarez, right, celebrates with Lionel Messi after scoring his side's opening goal during the Copa del Rey semifinal second leg football match against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday Feb. 27, 2019.

Barcelona forward Luis Suarez, right, celebrates with Lionel Messi after scoring his side's opening goal during the Copa del Rey semifinal second leg football match against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday Feb. 27, 2019.

With three second-half goals, Barcelona beat Real Madrid 3-0 at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Wednesday to reach the Copa del Rey final for the sixth straight time.

Luis Suarez scored twice as Barcelona advanced 4-1 on aggregate after being held to a 1-1 draw at Camp Nou three weeks ago. The Catalan club also benefited from an own goal by Madrid defender Raphael Varane.

Barcelona will be trying to win an unprecedented fifth straight Copa title in the May 25 final in Seville. Madrid haven't made the Copa final since they won their last title in 2014 against Barcelona.

This year's other finalist will be decided on Thursday, when Valencia hosts Real Betis after a 2-2 draw in the first leg in Seville.

It was the second of three matches between the rivals in less than a month, and the first of two consecutive meetings at the Bernabeu. They will also play each other on Saturday in the Spanish league, with Barcelona nine points in front of Real Madrid in the standings.

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