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Los Blancos break a 61-year-old Barcelona record at Camp Nou.

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Barcelona had a 1-0 advantage going into the second leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final with Los Blancos . They were anticipated to think strongly of their chances at Camp Nou to advance to the final matchup with Osasuna.

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The exceptional 61 year old Barcelona record

As per MD,

“The Blaugrana have not lost a knockout tie when taking a lead back to Camp Nou in 61 years. The last time that happened was against Real Madrid in 1962. COPA DEL REY was then known as the Copa del Generalissimo”

Eulogio Martinez scored the only goal as Ladislao Kubala’s Barcelona team defeated Real Madrid 1-0. Los Blancos defeated Barcelona 3-1 in the second leg(COPA DEL REY – 22/04/1962). With goals from Paco Gento,Ferenc Puskas and Luis del Sol outscoring Pereda’s lone strike for the visitors.

Los Blancos Demolished the Catalan’s 61 year old record by a 4-0 victory in COPA DEL REY semifinal. Real Madrid advances to the finals with a 4-0 victory over its arch rival, and all in its own backyard. In addition, The team led by Carlo Ancelotti ends a season-long three-game losing streak to Barcelona.

Benzema hattrick sends Los Blancos to Copa del Rey final

Real Madrid won the Copa del Rey semifinal second leg 4-0 against El Clasico opponents Barcelona,  dramatically reversing the script at the Camp Nou. Karim Benzema’s hattrick stole the show as Los Blancos ripped apart Barcelona in the second  half to secure a Copa del Rey final spot with Osasuna next month.Despite creating a succession of fantastic early chances before the break, Vinicius Jr’s brilliant goal just before halftime ultimately levelled the tie on aggregate. However, Benzema dominated the second period, easily converting the passes from Luka Modric and Vinicius Jr. In addition, He scored an ice cold penalty as Carlo Ancelotti’s side showed their teeth in Catalonia to advance 4-1 on aggregate.

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