Ousmane Dembele scored a brace against Levante to place Barcelona in to the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey.
The match on Thursday evening, the Copa started with Real Sociedad and Real Betis facing off and it was a game that was finish-to-finish at the Anoeta.
With the scoreline at – following the initially leg, Sociedad knew that an absent goal from the visitors would be a kick in the tooth and Sergio Canales’ goal proved just that.
Betis’ direct did not past however as the Basque hosts mounted a turnaround with goals from Igor Zubeldia and Mikel Merino.
2-1 forward, La Real seemed at ease but a goal in the seventieth minute from Loren Moran ensured the absent facet, who experienced Giovani Lo Celso sent off at the death – would development.
Espanyol hosted Villarreal next with the score stood at 2-2 following the initially leg and it would prove to the former that would progress.
Pablo Piatti opened the scoring following 34th minute from the kick location, right before Borja Iglesias also struck from 12 yards.
Samuel Chukwueze netted shortly following Iglesias’ goal but his strike would not spark a comeback from the visitors as Iglesias scored once more to win the tie 5-3.
Barcelona and Levante then met at Camp Nou with the visitors major 2-1, but the Catalan facet would prove far too sturdy.
Ousmane Dembele netted two goals – right before Lionel Messi added a third to win the second leg 3-, and win 4-2 on aggregate.
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Real Betis are assured that Giovani Lo Celso will stay at the club just after his bank loan spell finishes next summertime.
The Argentine midfielder is getting a wonderful season with the Seville dependent aspect and observed that even more highlighted just after his effectiveness against Barcelona last weekend.
The 22-year-old not only scored but he also gave Sergio Busquets and Ivan Rakitic a work for their money in the centre of midfield, supporting his team to a remarkable 4-3 win.
Obtaining joined Ligue 1 aspect Paris Saint Germain in 2016, Lo Celso had just one complete season with the club before currently being pushed out to the Benito Villamarin previously this yr in June.
The converse is now beginning to acquire shape around his future, with Betis eager to make the go long lasting and concur a deal with PSG before the wintertime crack in La Liga.
If Betis qualify for Europe this season, then they do have a clause in his existing bank loan deal that would let them have 1st refusal on the midfielder.
Jose Miguel Lopez Catalan, president of Betis, has been at the forefront of these options and has given a clear indication to Radio Marca of their options to sign the Argentine worldwide.
“It is extremely clear that Lo Celso is likely to keep at Betis,” Lopez Catalan advised Radio Marca.
“We are certain. We had been certain through the summertime. There is an obligatory buy possibility for €25million if we enter Europe. And if not, it is optional for us and obligatory for PSG, if we carry it out.”
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