Barcelona have always reached the finals after taking out Athletic Bilbao in Copa del Rey

Barcelona knocked out Ath­let­ic Bil­bao after a 3–1 defeat at Camp Nou (on 4–3 aggre­gate). It’s a good thing for the Cata­lan club because in this sit­u­a­tion, the Blau­granas have reached the finals ten times and meet­ing Real Madrid in four of those cas­es.

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Barcelona 3–1 Athletic Bilbao: MSN helps the Blaugranas qualify in the next stage of Copa del Rey

The tri­dent of FC Barcelona return to their scor­ing abil­i­ty as Luis Suarez scored with a per­fect cross from Ney­mar, while the Brazil­ian scored with the penal­ty award to Barcelona and Lionel Mes­si scored with a direct and per­fect free kick. While the oppo­nent were only able to put a goal against the Cata­lan club leav­ing the goals on aggre­gate to 4–3. [HIGHLIGHT BELOW]

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Athletic Club 2–1 Barcelona: Messi’s goal gives hope to the Blaugrana

FC Barcelona trav­eled to Bil­bao for the 1/8 final of the Copa del Rey game against Ath­let­ic Club Bil­bao but will not go back home sat­is­fied as they lost to a very tough oppo­nent in the com­pe­ti­tion. Luis Enrique had deployed his best play­ers for an oppo­nent like this but will return home with a 2–1 loss after con­ced­ing two goals in the first 27 min­utes of the game while Mes­si was only able to pull one back with a free kick. [VIDEO HIGHLIGHT]

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Could this be corruption in FIFA

Court of Arbi­tra­tion for Sport (CAS) have decid­ed to reduce the penal­ty of not buy­ing and reg­is­ter­ing play­ers lev­eled against Real Madrid for just one trans­fer win­dow. This would make Los Blan­cos eli­gi­ble to buy and reg­is­ter play­ers by 2017 sum­mer trans­fer. Remem­ber that Barcelona was in the same sit­u­a­tion but FIFA had turned down their appeal.

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