In a thrilling 4-3 victory over third-tier Intercity in the Spanish Cup round of 32 on Wednesday, Ansu Fati snatched an extra-time winner for Barcelona. The minnows from Alicante nearly embarrassed Barcelona when former La Masia youth player Oriol Soldevila scored a superb hat trick to force extra time.
Oriol Soldevila, a former La Masia youth player. scored a magnificent hat trick for the minnows from Alicante. Who nearly embarrassed Barcelona, forcing extra time before Fati’s deflected goal won the match. After just four minutes, young Pablo Torre’s corner was headed in by Ronald Araujo, giving the impression that Barca would easily advance to the round of 16.
The defender for Uruguay made a strong comeback. From the thigh injury that prevented him from starting for his country at the World Cup. He also saved an effort. Before Intercity scored an unexpected equalizer, Ferran Torres and Ousmane Dembele missed chances. Soldevila scored from close range after the ball was headed into his path from a corner.
When Dembele was given a free kick in the 66th minute, he made an excellent chip to restore Barcelona’s lead. Intercity equalized once more when Soldevila beat Inaki Pena with a powerful header. But Raphinha converted Jordi Alba’s low cross to give Barcelona the lead again. However, after a mistake by Marcos Alonso. Soldevila scored a remarkable hat trick against his former team to force extra time.
At the start of the extra period, substitute Fati came close. But in the 104th minute, Barcelona scored with a deflected strike that looped in and proved decisive. Araujo stated to Movistar, “It was the magic of the cup.” Atletico Madrid beat second-tier Real Oviedo 2-0 with goals from Marcos Llorente and Pablo Barrios. A talented young player, while Sevilla also won big.
Jorge Sampaoli’s team, which was struggling in La Liga, beat Linares 5-0, with Youssef En-Nesyri scoring a hat trick. In Barcelona’s La Liga draw with Espanyol on Saturday. Mateu Lahoz’s controversial decision to send off Sampaoli for dissent early in the first half was widely reported.
Real Valladolid, who had Zouhair Feddal sent off in the first half to give themselves an uphill battle. Lost 1-0 to second-tier Alaves. Real Sociedad advanced to the round of 16 with a 1-0 victory over UD Logrones. While Real Mallorca won 2-0 over Pontevedra after extra time was needed.