Copa del Rey goals: Valencia edge a five goal thriller with Sevilla; Espanyol force a rare Barca shut-out

Valencia 3 -  Sevilla 2 (Copa del Rey, January 21, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Hot-shot David Villa continued his superb recent goalscoring exploits by bagging the opener in Valencia’s Copa del Rey tie with Sevilla, scoring from an acute angle after cutting out a shocking backpass from Correia. Diego Capel crossed for Luis Fabiano to nod home the equaliser. Sevilla retook the lead in controversial circumstances, Correia, several yards offside, made it 2-1. Ruben Baraja equalised in the 84th minute with a low shot and Mata grabbed a valuable lead for the home side before the return leg next week.

Espanyol 0 – Barcelona 0 (Copa del Rey, January 21, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) New Espanyol boss Mauricio Pochettino have a relatively successful first outing, his side stopping Barcelona from scoring for the first time since their opening game of the season.