Barcelona set up a Copa Del Rey final with Bilbao

Barcelona 2 – Valencia 0 (Agg. 3-1) (Copa Del Rey semi-final 2nd leg, February 8, 2012) (Longer highlights.) Barcelona took 16 minutes before breaching the Valencia backline as Messi proved the architect with a raking 50-yard pass that Cesc Fabregas lobbed over the keeper to put the Catalans 2-1 up on aggregate. The match began to unravel for Valencia when Sofiane Feghouli saw red in the 77th for hitting out at Puyol, and Barcelona soon made their extra numbers count as a move involving Messi, Alexis and Cesc was finished off by Xavi Hernandez.

Related link: Lionel Messi squeezes his way through two Valencia players.

Post-match interviews: Pep Guardiola, Cesc Fabregas, Isaac Cuenca & Jose Manuel Pinto.

B101 Writer