Granada 3-5 Barcelona: Late drama as Barca win eight-goal thriller to reach Copa del Rey semi-finals
Islamabad – February 4 (Online): Barcelona score twice in final two minutes before three extra-time goals book Copa del Rey semi-final spot at the expense of Granada; Antoine Griezmann inspires late Barca fightback with two goals and two assists.
Granada were 2-0 up with two minutes of normal time remaining thanks to goals in each half from Kenedy and former Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado, but Antoine Griezmann inspired Barca’s thrilling late fightback.
The Frenchman reduced the arrears on 88 minutes before setting up Jordi Alba’s stoppage-time equaliser as the 30-time winners forced extra-time.
Griezmann then gave Barca the lead in the tie for the first time in the 100th minute but Granada fought back to level swiftly through Fede Vico.
But as penalties loomed, Frenkie de Jong restored Barca’s lead before Alba added a stunning second – volleying in another Griezmann assist – to send Ronald Koeman’s side into the last four.