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Mar 4, 2015 at 7pm UK at Estadio El Madrigal
Villarreal
1-3
Barcelona
dos Santos (39')
Pina (66')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Neymar (3', 88'), Suarez (73')

Result: Luis Suarez, Neymar goals help Barcelona beat Villarreal to Copa del Rey final

Luis Suarez and Neymar goals help Barcelona beat Villarreal and reach the Copa del Rey final.

Neymar and Luis Suarez both scored as Barcelona shrugged off the challenge of 10-man Villarreal to reach the final of the Copa del Rey this evening.

Villarreal came into the tie 3-1 down on aggregate and knowing that they had to start quickly, but it was Barcelona that got on the scoreboard after just three minutes. Lionel Messi curled a pass through the yellow shirts in defence and onto the foot of Neymar, who chipped over Sergio Asenjo with his first touch.

Denis Cheryshev, Luciano Vietto, and Ikechukwu Uche all then had decent half-chances for Villarreal, but only Vietto could hit the target with a weak header.

Another Messi pass saw Andreas Iniesta come close, before Johnathan dos Santos got on the end of a Jaume Costa cross to poke the ball in at the back post to equalise.

Sergio Busquets then had to be stretchered off after he suffered what looked like an ankle injury following a nasty challenge.

Things calmed down after the break, with Messi's long-range effort the first real shot of note before Tomas Pina was sent off for a reckless challenge on Neymar.

Suarez then rounded Asenjo to slot home after a defence-splitting pass from Javier Mascherano, before Neymar got his second to take the score to 3-1 on the night and 6-2 on aggregate, cushioning a header into the goal after a pass from Xavi.

Barcelona head into their 38th Copa del Rey final and will face the winner of Espanyol and Athletic Bilbao.

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Barcelona's coach Luis Enrique celebrates after a goal during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Club Atletico de Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on January 11, 2015
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