No Real, no Atletico either! Can Barcelona end their trophy less drought after failing to win last season?
FC Barcelona have beaten Atlético Madrid 4-2 on aggregate to reach the semi-finals of the Spanish Cup, continuing their great form in the competition in the last decade. In the last nine years, only Sevilla in 2009/10 have managed to prevent them from reaching the final four. Barcelona’s opponents this time will be Villarreal, which will be played at the Camp Nou on 11th of February.
Four finals and two titles
Back in 2006/07, the run began with Barca beating Zaragoza on away goals in the quarters (0-1, 2-1). In the last nine years, the Catalans have gone on to reach four finals (2009, 2011, 2012 and 2014) after aggregate semi-final wins against Mallorca (3-1), Almeria (5-0), Valencia (3-1) and Real Sociedad (3-1), respectively. Barça finished the tournament as champions twice (2009…
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