Griezmann, Alba score brace each as Barcelona came from 2 goals down to beat tough La Liga rival in an 8-goal thriller

Griezmann, Alba score brace each as Barcelona came from 2 goals down to beat tough La Liga rival in an 8-goal thriller

- Barcelona are through to the semifinal of this year's Copa Del Rey

- The Catalans left it late to shine inn the game having trailed Granada by two goals until the 88th minute

- Griezmann and Alba scored a brace each as De Jong also got on the scores sheet

- Earlier goals from Kenedy and Soldado ended mere consolations for the Spanish League side

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Barcelona have progressed to the next stage ot his year's Copa Del Rey championship in one of the most dramatic fashion.

The Catalans were until the 88th minute trailing Granada by two goals courtesy of goals from Kenedy and Roberto Soldado in the 39th and 47th minutes respectively.

However, Ronald Koeman's men will not give up easily as legendary Lionel Messi set up Antoine Griezmann to reduce the Catalans deficit with about two minutes to the final whistle.

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Meanwhile, having already grabbed one goal in the game, the Frenchman also provided an assist for Jordi Alba as the Catalans managed to equalise before the end of the match.

Griezmann, Alba score brace each as Barcelona came from 2 goals down to beat tough La Liga rival in an 8-goal thriller
Barcelona celebrate their dramatic comeback as they progress to the semifinal stage of this year's Copa Del Rey. Photo by Álex Cámara/NurPhoto
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Messi also played a part in the build up towards Barca's second goal after sending a long pass into Granada's 18-yard box and Griezmann headed it for Alba who then tapped the ball into the net.

The goals however helped the Blaugrana to push the game into extra time where they were handed another 30 minutes to re-write the result the way they wanted it.

And five minutes into the first half of the extra time, Griezmann produced yet another superb header which resulted into goal.

The visitors took the lead for the first time in the game in the 100th minute and it was Alba who delivered the cross that helped created the chance for his side's third of the game.

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Granada restored parity from the spot in the 103rd minute through a fine finish by Fede Vico who sent Marc-Andre ter Stegen the wring way with his kick.

Frenkie de Jong also got on the scores sheet for Barcelona after scoring a rebound from close range after Messi was denied a chance by Aaron Escandell in the 106th minute.

And Alba completed his brace in the 113th minute with a stunning volley from close range after an earlier advances from the Catalans were rejected by the hosts.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Burnley vs Man City ended in a 2-0 win for the Citizens as they opened a three-point gap over rivals United.

Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling were both on target in the first half of the Wednesday night, February 3, clash played at Turf Moor.

City came into the match off an impressive run of results as they remain unbeaten since the turn of their new year, with their last loss coming back in November.

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