Spanish Copa del Rey - 2nd Leg
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Barcelona 5-2 Real Sociedad

Denis Suarez celebrates scoring for Barcelona against Real Sociedad in the Copa del Rey
Denis Suarez was at Manchester City as a teenager before joining Barcelona B in 2013

Former Manchester City player Denis Suarez produced two wonderful finishes as holders Barcelona reached the Copa del Rey semi-finals with a 6-2 aggregate win over Real Sociedad.

Leading 1-0 from the first leg, Suarez doubled the lead with a low finish before Lionel Messi's penalty made it 3-0 on aggregate.

Juanmi pulled a goal back before Luis Suarez made it 4-1 on aggregate.

Willian Jose's header cut the deficit again before Suarez's second goal.

Barcelona, who have won the competition a record 28 times, are through to the semi-finals for the seventh consecutive season.

They join 10-time winners Atletico Madrid, Celta Vigo, who knocked out Real Madrid, and Alaves in Friday's draw.

Spain midfielder Suarez has made more appearances from the substitutes' bench than starts in La Liga this season.

Yet the 23-year-old caught the eye with two excellent finishes that suggest he has a fine future.

His first came after Samuel Umtiti robbed Xabi Prieto deep inside the Sociedad half and from there Neymar, Messi and Luis Suarez combined to tee up his namesake for a first-time finish into the far corner.

The tie was all over by the time he scored his side's fifth of the night, the former Villarreal player skipping past two challenges before rounding the keeper and rolling the ball home.

Barcelona have won their last five games in all competitions.

'Better and better'

Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez: "I came with a desire to be a part of this team and I am feeling better and better.

"We started the game by dominating and once it was 1-0 they left us plenty of space.

"Everything is easier when you have the three forwards we have. We weren't nervous at all, we just wanted to dominate the game and continue on this great run that we're on."

Line-ups

Barcelona

  • 13Cillessen
  • 20RobertoSubstituted forVidalat 45'minutes
  • 3Piqué
  • 23Umtiti
  • 18AlbaBooked at 40mins
  • 6D Suárez
  • 14MascheranoSubstituted forRakiticat 66'minutes
  • 21Tavares Gomes
  • 10Messi
  • 9SuárezBooked at 51mins
  • 11NeymarBooked at 40minsSubstituted forTuranat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Rakitic
  • 7Turan
  • 17Alcácer
  • 19Digne
  • 22Vidal
  • 24Mathieu
  • 25Masip

Real Sociedad

  • 1Rulli
  • 15ElustondoSubstituted forOdriozola Arzallusat 76'minutes
  • 22Rodríguez Navas
  • 6Martínez BerridiBooked at 54mins
  • 19Berchiche IzetaBooked at 43mins
  • 10Prieto ArgarateSubstituted forCanalesat 57'minutes
  • 4Illarramendi
  • 17Zurutuza
  • 11VelaBooked at 40minsSubstituted forJuanmiat 57'minutes
  • 12Da Silva
  • 18Oyarzabal

Substitutes

  • 3González
  • 7Juanmi
  • 8Granero
  • 16Canales
  • 25Ramírez Martínez
  • 29Odriozola Arzallus
  • 32Rodrigues
Referee:
Juan Martínez Munuera
Attendance:
58,560

Match Stats

Home TeamBarcelonaAway TeamReal Sociedad
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home8
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away12

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