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Copa del Rey Semifinal Clashes Set

  • Reuters, Thursday, January 30, 2014 2:36 PM
Atletico Madrid on Wednesday advanced to the Copa del Rey semifinal where it will meet Real Madrid following a 2-1 win at the New San Mames stadium against Athletic Bilbao, which suffered its first loss in its new stadium. The win gave Atleti a 3-1 aggregate win over two games. Real had advanced earlier in the week thanks to a 2-0 series win against Espanyol.

Barcelona, meanwhile, also advanced to the Copa semifinal thanks to a 5-1 demolition of Levante. In the end, Barca comfortably won the two-game series, 9-2, setting up a semifinal clash against either Real Sociedad or Racing Santander, which play the second game of their series on Thursday. La Real currently leads 3-1 after the first game.

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