Jan 28, 2015 at 8pm UK at ​Vicente Calderon Stadium
AtleticoAtletico Madrid
2-3
Barcelona
Torres (1'), Garcia (29' pen.)
Garcia (15'), Gabi (43'), Turan (48'), Suarez (69'), Siqueira (76'), Gimenez (83'), Cani (86')
Gabi (47'), Suarez (84')
FT(HT: 2-3)
Neymar (9', 41'), Miranda (38')
Mascherano (29'), Messi (44'), Alves (74')

Result: Barcelona edge thriller against nine-man Atletico Madrid

Barcelona claim a 4-2 aggregate win over Atletico Madrid following a tempestuous second leg at the Vicente Calderon.

Barcelona have booked their place in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey following an eventful 3-2 victory over Atletico Madrid this evening.

They had claimed a 1-0 victory in last week's first leg and were able to see off their opponents tonight to set up a last-four clash against either Villarreal or Getafe.

Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar celebrates after scoring his second goal during the Spanish Copa del Rey (King's Cup) quarter final second leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs FC Barcelona at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on January© Getty Images

It took the hosts under a minute to level the tie, as Fernando Torres latched on to a long ball forward, before taking a touch past Javier Mascherano and drilling a strike into the far corner.

Barcelona responded well to that setback and eight minutes later Neymar equalised with a composed finish past Jan Oblak after being slipped through by Luis Suarez.

The Brazilian was soon denied a second goal as he raced onto a long ball and slotted home, but the flag was raised for an offside decision.

Atletico were then awarded a penalty after Mascherano tripped Juanfran, but the contact between the players appeared to happen just outside the box.

Atletico Madrid's forward Fernando Torres shoots to score past Barcelona's Argentinian midfielder Javier Mascherano during the Spanish Copa del Rey (King's Cup) quarter final second leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs FC Barcelona at the Vicente© Getty Images

Raul Garcia took the spot kick and he made no mistake with a confident finish into the bottom corner.

Ivan Rakitic was inches away from another quick response for the visitors, when his strike took a huge deflection and ended up looping over the bar.

However, Barca were able to score from the resulting corner, as Miranda could only turn a header from Sergio Busquets into his own net.

Within three minutes the Blaugrana took the lead for the first time on the night, when a fast break ended with Neymar touching in Jordi Alba's deep cross from close range.

Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar celebrates with Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi after scoring the equalizer during the Spanish Copa del Rey (King's Cup) quarter final second leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs FC Barcelona at t© Getty Images

There were ugly scenes as the teams headed into the tunnel at half time and Gabi failed to reappear after the break, having been shown a red card for insulting the referee.

The dismissal allowed Barcelona to take a firm grip of the match and they comfortably dominated possession.

They had plenty of chances to score a fourth goal, with Messi and Andres Iniesta seeing shots blocked.

However, the scoreline was to stay the same and there was more misery for the hosts, who had Mario Suarez sent off for a poor challenge on Messi in the dying minutes.

Neymar JR of Barcelona celebrates after scoring during the La Liga match between Elche FC and FC Barcelona at Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero on January 24, 2015
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