Leader of La Liga, FC Barcelona won this Wednesday in the quarter-finals of the King’s Cup against Real Sociedad (1-0). The Basque team, which is having a good season as evidenced by its third place in the Championship, was weighed down by the rapid expulsion of Brais Mendez (41st), one of its masters to play. More incisive offensively in the first period, the Catalans dominated the debates without managing to find the fault.
Back from the locker room, it was Ousmane Dembélé who made the difference. On a deep service from his compatriot Jules Koundé, the former Rennais entered the area and armed a powerful shot that Alex Remiro could only touch (52nd).
Following this opener, the match was disjointed and each team could have scored but the misses (Sorloth, 60th and Dembélé, 76th), the bar (Gavi, 68th) but also big saves from Remiro (85th) and above all Ter Stegen (89th and 90+3rd) prevented the score from changing. The Catalans therefore reach the last four of the competition.