Valencia Challenge Barcelona in Semifinal

Valencia with brilliant rid Levante 7-1 on aggregate in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey. ‘Bats Mestalla’ also cruised into the semifinals to face Barcelona.

Earlier, at the inaugural meeting at the Mestalla on 19 January last, successful Valencia beat Levante 4-1. When the two teams meet again in the same city Ciutat de Valencia Stadium, Friday (27/01/2012) pm dawn, the dominance of Valencia is still real. They successfully beat Levante 3-0.

Aritz Aduriz and Pablo Piatti to bring referrals Unai Emery’s team a 2-0 lead in the first round. Aduriz goal created in the 25th minute after the use of operand that is released by Piatti.

Five minutes later, turn Piatti who signed up in the list of scorers. The Argentine midfielder struck the ball into the goal successfully escorted Gustavo Munua in the state of one-on-one.

Levante then play with ten men after Oscar Serrano received a second yellow card in the 72nd minute. Superior number of players, Valencia even more dominating.

The result, five minutes before dispersal Piatti Munua back breaking goal after utilizing a ball rebound.

Valencia escaped to meet Barcelona in the semifinal. A day earlier, Barca qualify after a 2-2 draw with Real Madrid at Camp Nou. Catalan club escaped with a 4-3 aggregate.

Meanwhile, the other semi-final match will bring together residents of Segunda Division B, Mirandes, faces Athletic Bilbao.


Levante: Gustavo Munua, Sergio Ballesteros, Asier Del Horno, Gustavo Cabral, Ivan Lopez, Oscar Serrano, Miguel Pallardo, Roberto Pedro (Jose Marco Higon 65), Ruben Suarez (Roger Marti Salvador 70), Ruiz Rafa Jorda, Vicente de la Fuente (Xavi Torres 70).

Valencia: Diego Alves, Miguel, Antonio Barragan, Jordi Alba (Bruno 70), Vitor Ruiz (Sofiane Feghouli 78), David Albelda, Daniel Parejo, Facundo Costa (Ever Banega 65), Juan Bernat, Pablo Piatti, Aritz Aduriz.


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