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FC Barcelona News: 31 January 2019; Barcelona Complete Brilliant Comeback to Make Copa del Rey History - Barca Blaugranes

Barça 6 – 1 Sevilla: What a Cup-back! | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona made their Copa del Rey quarterfinal comeback look easy, handily besting Sevilla in a thrilling second leg clash that had it all—an electric Leo Messi, a penalty kick goal, another that was saved, one that appeared to be accidental at first glance, and a late flurry that set it all into stone.

An enviable record: ninth Copa del Rey semi-final in a row | FC Barcelona
Another historic achievement for FC Barcelona after their 6-1 comeback win against Sevilla sees the blaugranes through 6-3 on aggregate to their ninth successive Copa del Rey semi-final where they will face either Valencia, Betis or one of Real Madrid and Girona. Yet another statistic that backs up Barça’s claim to be the King of Cups.

Barça’s Coutinho after Sevilla brace: I needed a game like that | Sport
Phillippe Coutinho was one of the heroes of the game against Sevilla. The Brazilian scored twice -- a penalty and a header -- as Barcelona recovered from a 2-0 first leg loss to make the semifinal with a 6-1 win at Camp Nou. Coutinho, who has struggled for form recently, says the performance gave him a boost.

Jordi Alba reaches 14 assists for the season | Sport
Jordi Alba doesn’t stop. Against Sevilla he created two more goals to add to his enormous list of assists. 14 this season. A barbarity. Alba had not given any in the Copa del Rey until this 6-1 win over Sevilla, but nine in La Liga and a hat-trick of assists at Wembley in the Champions League were under his belt.

Denis Suárez extends contract and goes to Arsenal on loan | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and Denis Suárez have reached an agreement for the extension of the player’s contract with the club, which ended on 30 June 2020, until 30 June 2021. FC Barcelona have also agreed a loan deal for Suárez with Arsenal for the remainder of the 2018/19 season. The Premier League club will pay the player’s salary during this time and the agreement includes an option to buy.

Ivan Rakitic: I reminded Bartomeu about my renewal | Football Espana
The Croatian international is in negotiations to sign a new deal at the Nou Camp, with his current deal expiring in 2021, and he confirmed after Wednesday’s Copa del Rey quarter final win over former club Sevilla that talks are ongoing.