Copa del Rey Final: Barcelona Outplays Real Madrid to Win 1-0 in First Leg

Barcelona beat rivals Real Madrid 1-0 in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final at the Santiago Bernabeu. Eder Militao, the heart of Real Madrid’s defence, scored an own goal. Barcelona defended superbly to keep the lead for the entire game. The two teams will meet again on April 5 in Barcelona, and the winner will face either Athletic Bilbao or Osasuna in the final. Barcelona took the lead in the 26th minute when Real Madrid midfielder Eduardo Camavinga gave the ball away, leading to Frank Casey’s shot that rebounded off Militao into the goal. The assistant referee initially thought there was an offside but video replays confirmed otherwise. (Reuters)