FC Barcelona turned the table on Granada by beating them 5-3 this evening, Wednesday, after the Catalan team was late in the score, in the framework of the quarter-finals of the King’s Cup.
Barcelona goals scored, Antoine Griezmann “double” in the 88th and 100th minutes, and Jordi Alba in the 90th + 2nd and 113th minute, and Frenkie de Jong in the 108th minute.
While he scored the Granada hat-trick, Kennedy in the 33rd minute, Soldado in the 47th minute, and Vico from the penalty spot in the 103rd minute.
The match began with pressure from Barcelona as Messi hit a pass received by his teammate Trinkau inside the penalty area. Still, Granada goalkeeper Scandal brilliantly saved it in the second minute.
Barcelona missed the opportunity to score a goal in the seventh minute, as Messi passed a ball inside the penalty area, but the Granada goalkeeper touched it with his hand, reaching the feet of Trincao, who shot it hard, but the goalkeeper entered again and turned it into a corner.
Barcelona defender Araujo hit a header that went over Granada’s goal in the eighth minute.
Granada’s first chances came in the 20th minute when Puertas hit a header, but it went over Ter Stegen’s goal, and the Granada goalkeeper scandal brilliantly tackled a direct free kick by Messi in the 23rd minute and turned it into a corner.
Messi sent a cross into the penalty area, which reached Araujo’s header, who fired it to pass by the left post of Granada’s goal in the 30th minute.
Robert Kennedy succeeded in scoring the lead for Granada in the 33rd minute. His colleague Soro took advantage of Umtiti’s mistake and passed him a cross, to score easily in the net of Ter Stegen.
Kennedy missed the opportunity to double the score in the 35th minute, as he launched into the Barcelona penalty area and dodged Araujo, but his shot went past the left post.
Sergi Roberto set off and sent a powerful shot on the edge of the penalty area. Still, Scandal tackled it on two occasions in the 42nd minute to end the first half, with Granada advancing with an unanswered goal.
At the start of the second half, Roberto Soldado managed to score the second goal for Granada, where he received a ball in the rear from his colleague Montoro, and Umtiti was unable to stop him, leaving Peter Stegen alone and scored on his left.
Matches almost added Granada’s third goal in the 56th minute, bypassing Pedri and Busquets, before hitting a ball saved by Ter Stegen.
Roberto fell to the ground due to thigh muscle pain, so Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman decided to substitute Sergio Dest in the 57th minute.
And prevented the crossbar, Trinkau, from scoring the first goal for Barca, who received a pass from Messi inside the penalty area and hit a ball that hit the crossbar in the 62nd minute.
Coman decided to activate the offensive line, where he involved Braithwaite and Dembele instead of Umtiti and Trenkau, respectively. At a later time, he involved Brikie Puig in place of Busquets.
Griezmann hit a double kick inside the penalty area, taking advantage of the ball’s return from Granada’s defense, but the goalkeeper Skandal shone and turned it into a corner in the 82nd minute.
The crossbar, Osman Dembli, was denied the first goal for Barcelona in the 87th minute.
Griezmann received a cross from Messi inside the penalty area, and hit the goalkeeper Scandal, and entered the net in the 88th minute.
Luck ran out, Messi in the 90th minute, when he hit a powerful ball after dodging the opponent’s defense, but the ball hit the right post.
Jordi Alba snatched the equalizer for Barcelona in the 90 + 2 minute, as he received a header pass from Griezmann inside the area and headed to the left of the Granada goalkeeper so that the two teams ruled overtime.
Griezmann managed to score the third goal for Barcelona in the 100th minute when he received a cross from Alba and hit it with his head to the Granada goalkeeper’s left.
The referee awarded a penalty kick for Granada after Dust interfered against Niva, and Fedo Fico, who successfully hit the right of Ter Stegen, scored the third goal and tied for his team in the 103rd minute.
Frenkie de Jong scored the fourth goal in the 108th minute when Messi hit a ball that the Granada goalkeeper blocked, rebound in front of de Jong, who landed it in the net to the left of the goalkeeper.
Alba scored the fifth goal in the 113th minute when he received a cross from Griezmann inside the penalty area and fired a ball to the Granada goalkeeper’s far left to cross Barca into the semi-finals of the Copa Del Rey.