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Barcelona are next in action on the road against Osasuna on Saturday in LaLiga. Sevilla have to pick themselves up for an away game at Elche on the same day.
Barcelona stage a dramatic comeback to defeat Sevilla to advance to the Copa del Rey final. Ousmane Dembele reduced the 2-0 deficit for the home side with an early strike. Lucas Ocampos then missed a golden chance to put the visitors on the brink, placing a tame penalty straight at Marc-Andre Ter Stegen. Gerard Pique capitalised to be the hero at the death for the Catalan club heading home from close range to send the contest into extra-time. Martin Braithwaite then scored the decisive goal in the additional period, which also saw Sevilla denied another penalty for handball. Fernando and Luuk de Jong saw red on a night to forget for Julen Lopetegui's men.
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Yellow Card Jesús Navas González
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FULL-TIME: BARCELONA 3-0 SEVILLA (3-2 AGG)
Messi plays Braithwaite into the right inside channel, but his strike from a tight angle is blocked.
There will be one minute of added time.
Trincao is late with his challenge on Diego Carlos and goes into the book.
Kounde latches on to a loose ball on the edge of the box and goes for a strike, but he drills a tame effort straight at Ter Stegen.
En-Nesyri lifts a cross in from the left flank towards Kounde at the back post. It soars above the defender and out for a goal-kick. Sevilla are almost out of time.
OVER! Trincao surges in from the right flank and opens up space to shoot on his left foot after weaving past two challenges. However, Kounde comes in with a vital block to divert his strike over the bar.
Trincao twists and turns his way around Sevilla defenders and wins a free-kick for a loose challenge by Gomez.
The game is still not over and Barca need to be careful in their approach. They cannot afford to let the visitors back into the tie at this stage.
Pique is back on the field as Barca need him to tough out the remaining minutes here.
Pique spins to offload to Lenglet, but hurts his knee in the process. The Spaniard looks in agony on the deck.
We're back underway at Camp Nou.
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HALF-TIME EXTRA-TIME: BARCELONA 3-0 SEVILLA
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SAVE! Messi whips in a cross from the right flank that Pique rises to attack, but Vaclik produces a solid stop to repel his header.
Munir is on for Jordan for the visitors.
There will be one minute of added time.
L. de Jong
OFF! De Jong is off the field for Sevilla, but he has been red carded. He speaks out against a decision from the official from the sideline within ear shot. Jose Maria Sanchez Martinez marches over and brandishes the card.
En-Nesyri kicks the ball away in frustration. He follows Jordan and Kounde into the book.
Kounde is booked for dissent after the penalty decision. Sevilla are in danger of losing their composure.
VAR! Sevilla appeal for a penalty for a handball against Lenglet. However, the decision goes against the visitors for a high boot against Ocampos after VAR takes a look at the incident. Sevilla are furious with the referee and VAR for that call.
Jordan goes into the book for dissent against the referee.
Messi takes control in the final third and cuts inside to shoot on his left foot, but Vaclik gets down to make a comfortable save.
Messi twists and turns in the final third, but he sees his strike blocked by Kounde. Barca are looking to kill off the tie.
Gomez works an offload down the left flank for Jordan, who squeezes a strike towards goal, but Ter Stegen gets down to make the stop.
Alba whips a perfect cross into the box for Braithwaite to attack and score.
GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! BRAITHWAITE HEADS BARCELONA IN FRONT IN THE TIE!!!! 3-0!!!!!!! The Catalan club forge ahead on aggregate as Braithwaite converts from close range. Alba whips a dangerous low cross from the left flank into the box where the forward stoops to produce a diving header. Vaclik cannot keep the effort out as it deflects off his legs before crossing the line.
Moriba turns in space on the edge of the box, but he drills a low strike straight at Vaclik.
Griezmann meets a corner from the left flank and steers an effort towards the near post, but Vaclik makes a comfortable save.
CLOSE! Messi angles a ball over the top for Firpo to chase, but it deflects behind off Diego Carlos, travelling inches wide of the right post.
We're back underway at Camp Nou.
Gerard Pique saves Barcelona in the Copa del Rey with a close-range header in the final minute of stoppage time. Lucas Ocampos' penalty miss proved costly for the visitors, who were also reduced to 10 men following dismissal of Fernando.
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END OF 90 MINUTES: BARCELONA 2-0 SEVILLA
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Griezmann floats a perfect cross into the box for Pique to head home.
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GOALLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! PIQUE SCORES AT THE DEATH!! 2-2!! Barcelona equalise with the last kick of the game as Pique heads home from close range. The visitors fail to clear their lines from a corner and Griezmann takes over on the left flank. He fakes out Diego Carlos and delivers a precise ball into the middle. Pique rises unmarked in the area to direct his header into the right corner.
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Messi lines up a free-kick from distance, but sees his effort deflected wide of the post.
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OFF! Fernando pulls back Trincao on the edge of the box and receives his second yellow card and then a red one. Sevilla are reduced to 10 men.
There will be four minutes of added time.
Messi whips the ball into the box from the right flank, but Pique fouls Vaclik as the Sevilla keeper tries to claim the cross.
Diego Carlos is in the right place at the right time to divert a low cross from Firpo away from Braithwaite, although Barca have a corner.
Dembele is withdrawn for the dying stages and is replaced by Trincao.
Braithwaite makes his way on to the pitch to replace Pedri.
Barcelona continue to up the ante, but Griezmann's header from a cross from Firpo is claimed with ease by Vaclik.
BLOCK! Dembele cuts a ball back for Pedri in the box, but he stumbles before he can get an effort away. Messi pounces on the loose ball, only to be denied by a fine block on the deck by Diego Carlos.
WIDE! Dembele collects on the right flank and cuts inside to fire at goal on his left foot. However, he bends his attempt high and wide of the target.
Yellow Card Aleix Vidal Parreu
Time is beginning to be an issue for the home side. They've passed the ball nicely in the contest, but have lacked a cutting edge in the final third in the second half.
Suso makes way for the visitors and is replaced by Gomez.
Firpo comes on to the field to replace Mingueza.
Moriba replaces Busquets for the home side.
OVER! Messi latches on to a clip over the top from Lenglet, but he has to stretch to connect with a strike. He does reach it, but can only lift his effort over the top.
Alba tries to thread the needle to release Messi in the left inside channel, but Kounde sticks out a boot to make the interception.
OVER! Barca try to use the momentum of the penalty miss to break back into the tie. Dembele cuts in from the right flank to angle a left-footed strike towards goal, but he lifts his effort over the top.
Yellow Card Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini
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SAVE! Ter Stegen keeps Barca in the tie with a simple stop to deny Ocampos. The German dives to his right to produce the save.
MISS! Ocampos fails to capitalise from the spot. The forward sends a poor effort towards the goal that lacks power and placement, allowing Ter Stegen to make a comfortable stop low to his right. A terrible penalty.
Ocampos will take the spot-kick...
PENALTY TO SEVILLA! En-Nesyri runs at the Barcelona defence and releases Ocampos in the left inside channel. The forward is brought down by a stray leg from Mingueza, and the referee does not hesitate in pointing to the spot. A huge moment in the contest.
Alba finds room on the left flank, but Navas speeds across to block his cross and the deflection rises to hit the Barcelona man on the hand to give Sevilla a free-kick.
Mingueza brings down Ocampos on the left flank and goes into the book.
OFF THE BAR! Dembele finds acres of room down the right inside channel and he stands up a cross to the back post. Alba meets it with a bicycle kick flush on the volley, only to be denied by the bar. The Spaniard is denied a great goal.
Messi latches on to a flick from Pedri in the final third, but a wall of white shirts converge to repel his powerful strike.
Griezmann comes on to the field to replace Dest. Barca will re-shuffle their shape.
Ocampos makes his way on to the field to replace Torres.
Barca have looked a tad short of ideas in the second half. Messi has been quiet in the opening 15 minutes.
Sevilla are solid at the back at the moment. The home side are applying pressure, but the defensive discipline has been excellent since the restart from Lopetegui's men.
Pedri tries to send Dest down the right flank into space, but the full-back is caught offside. Barca are trying to build a rhythm to their play that they used to good effect in the first half.
Rekik comes on to the field to replace Acuna.
Vidal is withdrawn due to his hamstring injury and Navas replaces him at right-back for Sevilla.
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De Jong makes way for the visitors and is replaced by Rakitic.
Vidal is down for the visitors and is clutching his hamstring on the sideline. He will have to make way here.
Alba is played into space down the left flank and he floats a dangerous cross into the six-yard box that Diego Carlos has to clear behind with a firm header.
Messi releases Dembele in the Sevilla box, but Kounde gets across to dispossess the Frenchman with ease.
Vidal surges forward from the back and offloads to his left for Torres. The midfielder sends a first-time delivery into the box, but Lenglet reads the danger to clear for the home side.
We're back underway at Camp Nou.
Sevilla were too passive in the first half and seemed to invite pressure from the hosts. Luuk de Jong has been a spectator for the majority of the contest, while the same can be said of Suso and Youssef En-Nesyri. Julen Lopetegui needs more from his team in the final third to stave off Barca.
Barcelona lead Sevilla 1-0 at the break in the second leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final clash, but trail 2-1 in the tie. Ousmane Dembele put the home side ahead with a rocket of a strike on his right foot to reduce the deficit. Lionel Messi had an effort cleared off the line, while Pedri fired wide of the post. As a result, the Catalan club still have work to do to keep themselves in the competition.
HALF-TIME: BARCELONA 1-0 SEVILLA
Messi probes on the right flank and cuts inside with a drop of his shoulder to open up room to fire on his left foot. Diego Carlos sticks with him all the way and brushes the Argentine off the ball before he can shoot.
Diego Carlos connects with a header that is deflected towards goal by Pique from Torres' free-kick, but Ter Stegen plucks the ball out of the air with ease.
Dest brings down Torres with a late challenge and gives away a free-kick on the left flank.
De Jong offloads to Messi, who lines up a strike on his left foot, but Sevilla have the men back to charge down his effort.
Barcelona are working the ball well across the pitch and seemingly have the measure of the visitors. Lopetegui may be forced into a re-shuffle in his ranks at the break.
Fernando brings down Busquets with a late challenge and goes into the book.
Mingueza lifts a ball over the top for De Jong in acres of space in the right inside channel, but the Dutchman is well offside as he crosses into the box.
OFF THE LINE! Messi cuts open the Sevilla defence with neat footwork in the left inside channel. His strike from a tight angle is deflected towards the goalline, but Acuna is in the right place at the right time to hook the ball away before it can cross.
WIDE! Messi and Busquets combine in the final third to tee up Pedri for a strike at goal, but the youngster slices his right-footed strike from the edge of the box wide of the target.
Acuna has to act in the six-yard box to clear Alba's dangerous cross over his own bar after a neat one-two between the Barcelona full-back and Messi.
CLOSE! Vidal clips a ball over the top into the right inside channel for De Jong. However, the Dutchman just cannot stretch make contact as Ter Stegen races off his line to smother at his feet.
Dembele is played into space by De Jong, but he cannot take the ball in stride and Diego Carlos wins possession for the visitors.
Messi tries to combine with Busquets on the edge of the Sevilla box, but the Spaniard goes down under pressure from Kounde. However, the referee waves play on and tells the midfielder to get to his feet.
Sevilla are attempting to stem the tide from the early Barca pressure and are beginning to get a foothold into the contest.
It has been an open game thus far, which will concern Lopetegui on the bench. The visitors still have the lead in the tie, but they look vulnerable at the back.
OVER! Sevilla break on the counter through Jordan and he offloads into space for Suso. The midfielder receives the return pass from his team-mate, but sees his blast deflected over the bar by Alba.
De Jong goes down in the Sevilla box as he tries to latch on to a cross from Dest, but the referee deems that Diego Carlos won the ball.
Vidal pushes forward through the middle of the park for the visitors. He opens up space to strike, but his effort takes a deflection off the boot of Lenglet before travelling into the hands of Ter Stegen.
Alba is played into space down the left flank and he drills a low ball into the box. Kounde has to be alert to clear ahead of Dembele.
Dembele scored the opener for Barca at the weekend and has done so again tonight. He likes playing against Sevilla.
GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! DEMBELE SCORES A STUNNER!! 1-0 BARCELONA!!! The Catalan club are back in the tie as the Frenchman finds the top-right corner. Messi feeds Dembele in the box and he has to turn to beat the attention of Kounde. He finds space to strike on his right foot and his effort flies through a crowd of players before rocketing into the top-left corner, leaving Vaclik with no chance.
CLOSE! Messi delivers a dangerous low cross towards the near post that Lenglet tries to meet, but he can only steer a close-range effort wide of the right post.
OVER! Pedri twists and turns in the box to squeeze a pass through to Dembele. The Frenchman goes for the blast from just inside the penalty area, but Diego Carlos deflects his effort over the bar.
SAVE! Dest works an offload back to Busquets in space on the edge of the box. He goes for a strike on his left foot that he hammers straight into the arms of Vaclik.
Barca are building a rhythm in their play and are forcing the visitors back towards their own goal.
WIDE! Dembele surges at the Sevilla defence and lines up a left-footed drive, only to blast his effort wide of the left post.
Dest charges forward down the right flank and cut a cross back towards Dembele in the box, but Diego Carlos steps across to make a vital interception.
Acuna makes a good forward run towards the Barca half before being felled by De Jong. The visitors have made an energetic start to the contest.
We're underway at Camp Nou.
The players are out on the field so we should be underway shortly.
Sevilla have made six changes to their side that was beaten at the weekend. Vaclik comes into the side in place of Yassine Bounou. Vidal and Acuna start in the full-back positions ahead of Navas and Sergio Escudero, who misses out tonight. Suso, Torres and En-Nesyri get the nod in the final third as Gomez, Munir and Rakitic drop to the bench.
Koeman has opted to remain the same team and formation that was successful against Sevilla at the weekend. Messi and Dembele lead the line in the final third with Dest and Alba operating on the flanks. Pedri and De Jong are operating in support, with Busquets sitting in front of a back three.
SEVILLA SUBS: Sergi Gomez, Karim Rekik, Lucas Ocampos, Nemanja Gudelj, Ivan Rakitic, Munir El Haddadi, Jesus Navas, Alejandro Gomez, Javi Diaz.
SEVILLA (4-3-3): Tomas Vaclik; Aleix Vidal, Jules Kounde, Diego Carlos, Marcos Acuna; Joan Jordan, Fernando, Oliver Torres; Suso, Luuk de Jong, Youssef En-Nesyri.
BARCELONA SUBS: Antoine Griezmann, Martin Braithwaite, Riqui Puig, Neto, Trincao, Samuel Umtiti, Junior Firpo, Inaki Pena, Ilaix Moriba.
BARCELONA (3-1-4-2): Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Oscar Mingueza, Clement Lenglet, Gerard Pique; Sergio Busquets; Sergino Dest, Frenkie de Jong, Pedri, Jordi Alba; Ousmane Dembele, Lionel Messi.
Sevilla were off the pace in their 2-0 defeat to Barca last time out. Their form has been up and down since beating the Catalan club in the first leg, recording league victories over Huesca and Osasuna, but also losing the first leg of their Champions League clash to Borussia Dortmund and then again in their contest with Koeman's side. Discipline is the name of the game for Julen Lopetegui's men this evening.
Barcelona start the night needing to overcome a 2-0 deficit to advance to the final of the competition. They were outplayed in Seville as goals from Jules Kounde and Ivan Rakitic condemned them to defeat. The two sides did meet at the weekend in LaLiga where Barca got their revenge on the road as goals from Ousmane Dembele and Lionel Messi secured the three points. However, Ronald Koeman and his men know that they face a tough slog tonight.
Good evening and welcome to the live commentary of the second leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final clash between Barcelona and Sevilla at Camp Nou.