Messi’s last minute goals save Barca in Copa
Initially, it seemed Barca fans were in for a disappointment as they thought that this year too the football team would exit Le Copa without even entering the quarter finals. Granada already had scored 2 goals and Barcelona with nil goals in the first 88 minutes of the match. Then Messi happened, and the destiny changed!
Lionel Messi played a cross to Antoine Griezmann who hit the goal. And just like that, Barcelona was back in the game! Messi then made a pass to Jordi Alba who scored the second goal for the team.
Extra time let the score reach 5-3 and Barca beat Granada by two goals. Barcelona had failed to win a title last season, which hadn’t happened since 2007-2008. It was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Copa last year to end a streak of nine consecutive semi final appearances. Granada’s late collapse cost the team a chance to make it to the semifinals for a second straight season.
The most successful club at the Copa del Rey has been Barcelona with 30 titles. The current champions are Valencia who have 8 titles to their credit.
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The Campeonato de España–Copa de Su Majestad el Rey, commonly known as Copa del Rey or simply La Copa and formerly known as Copa del Generalísimo, is an annual knockout football competition in Spanish football, organized by the Royal Spanish Football Federation.