It was mission accomplished for Barcelona on Wednesday as Luis Enrique’s side achieved their first objective of the season by progressing to the Copa del Rey final. But at what price?
Neymar’s early goal from a wonderful Lionel Messi pass all but sealed it and Barca – some way below their best against a spirited rival – made sure of their progression after Tomas Pina was sent off for brutally scything down the Brazilian, who added a second after Luis Suarez scored his fourth in a week.
But earlier on, Pina also made his mark by clattering into Busquets and leaving the midfielder in agony. The 26-year-old, who recently signed a new contract to extend…
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