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Barcelona into Copa del Rey final with extra-time win over Sevilla

Barcelona into Copa del Rey final with extra-time win over Sevilla

Soccer Football - Copa del Rey - Semi Final Second Leg - FC Barcelona v Sevilla - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - March 3, 2021 Barcelona's Martin Braithwaite celebrates scoring their third goal with teammates REUTERS/Albert Gea

Barcelona into Copa del Rey final with extra-time win over Sevilla

Barcelona needed extra-time to reach the Copa del Rey final on Wednesday with a 3-2 aggregate win over Sevilla coming just two days after a police raid on the club and the arrest of their former president.

Having trailed 2-0 from the first leg, Danish international Martin Braithwaite hit the crucial goal in the fifth minute of extra-time with a diving header off a Jordi Alba cross.

Gerard Pique had equalised in the fourth minute of stoppage time with virtually the last play of the game to save Barca.

That was after Ousmane Dembele, who scored in the 2-0 win at Sevilla in La Liga at the weekend, had given the 30-time Spanish Cup winners a 12th-minute lead in the second leg tie.

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