Barcelona will play their sixth straight Copa del Rey final after thrashing Real Madrid (0-3) at Santiago Bernabéu. Los Blancos had many chances to lead the scoreboard but there is no striker for the important moments. The Blaugranas didn’t create danger but they were very accurate in front of Keylor Navas.
Santiago Solari decided to put his best line-up and this is with Reguilón and Lucas Vázquez. Again, Gareth Bale and Marcelo had to wait on the bench. Actually the Welshman came in into the pitch when Los Blancos were losing only 0-1 but just after that they conceded two more goals.
But the real problem was the lack of goal. Real Madrid had many, many chances, especially with Vinicius Junior leading the attacking line. Barcelona played without Messi, who didn’t shine, but the counter-attack was lethal. The Catalan team waited and waited in their own pitch and when they had the chances, Luis Suárez and Dembelé were ready to run.
The first hit arrived in the 5th minute of the second half, when Luis Suárez found the net. Before and after Vinicius Junior could score three times and even Reguilón was close to find the net. But the team missed Cristiano Ronaldo or a goal scorer more than ever. Benzema or Lucas are not able to have Cristiano’s numbers. In this way it’s impossible to touch silverware.
Even when Real Madrid conceded the first goal, they tried very hard, but with the second they found the dead. Varane introduced the ball in own goal after a great assist from Dembelé and just one minute later, Luis Suárez scored from the penalty spot with a Panenka style shot. Game over in Copa del Rey. Now it’s time to think in the Champions League, the only competition where Los Blancos are alive.