Copa del Rey: Barcelona to face Atletico Madrid in semi-final

Having broken their Anoeta curse with a 1-0 win in the first leg, Luis Enrique's side were in a strong position ahead of this second match and even without Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets, they rarely looked troubled by the Basque visitors.

Barca have won the past two editions of the competition, and are the record holders of the King's Cup, with 28 trophies.

Barcelona have been drawn against Atletico Madrid, in the semi-final of the Copa del Rey.

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Barcelona secured their place in the semi-finals with a 6-2 dismantling of Real Sociedad while Atletico saw off Eibar with a 5-2 victory over the course of two legs. Meanwhile, Celta Vigo will take on Alaves in the other semifinal.

Barca knocked Atletico out of the Cup at the quarter-final stage in 2015 4-2 on aggregate following an action-packed second leg in which Diego Simeone's side were reduced to nine men.

It has been a positive start to the calendar year for the Catalan club and especially as their fierce rivals Real Madrid have hit a rocky patch over the past few fixtures.

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The semi-finals will be played on 01/02 and 08/09 February.

"It's vital we score at their place in the first leg".

Barcelona will face Atletico Madrid in the semi-final of the Copa del Rey, with Alaves taking on Celta Vigo, the conquerors of Real Madrid. The Vicente Calderon has been mooted as a potential venue for the final, and with Atletico moving to another stadium next year, a Copa del Rey win at the storied stadium would be the flawless way to sign off.

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