In the first semifinal match of the Cup of Spain «Barcelona» defeated «Valencia» 1:0. The return match will take place on 8 February.
Barcelona: Cillessen, Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Umtiti, Jordi Alba, Aleix Vidal (Philippe Coutinho, 58), Rakitic (Paulinho, 68), Busquets, Iniesta (Paco Alcácer, 73), Messi, Luis Suarez
Valencia: Domenech, Montoya, Carry, Gabriel Paulista, José, Gaia, Soler (Torres 76), Parejo, Coquelin, Pereira (Maksimovic, 46), Vietto, Rodrigo (Santi Mina, 81)
Barcelona had more possession and attacked more. «Bats» defended well and occasionally counterattacked. After the break the Catalans ‘ overwhelming advantage 17:4 (on target 5:1).
On 67 minutes, Alba sent the ball into the box. Messi took care of three guardians, but he managed to make a tent. Luis Suarez headed the ball into the net 1:0.