Barça misses 2 penalties but advances past Cornellà in Copa
The hosts threatened a few times on counterattacks.Cornell went a man down when Albert Estelles was sent off with a second yellow card in the final minutes.Braithwaites goal came on a breakaway just before the final whistle.SUREZ SAVES ATLTICO Surez scored a goal in each half after Eibar had taken the lead with a penalty converted by goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic in the 12th minute.Surez equalized in the 40th with a low cross shot from close range after the Eibar defense failed to clear the ball from inside its area.PTI | Madrid | Updated: 22-01-2021 09:21 IST | Created: 22-01-2021 09:21 IST
Barcelona advanced despite playing without Lionel Messi, who was suspended for two matches after hitting an opponent away from the ball in the team's 3-2 loss to Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish Super Cup final on Sunday.
Dembélé scored with a right-foot shot from outside the area two minutes into extra time. He had his 80th-minute penalty saved by Cornellà goalkeeper Ramón Juan Ramírez, who also stopped Pjanic's spot kick just before halftime.
Barcelona controlled possession but struggled to capitalize on its many scoring chances on the artificial turf at the small Cornellà stadium in Catalonia. The hosts threatened a few times on counterattacks.
Cornellà went a man down when Albert Estelles was sent off with a second yellow card in the final minutes.
Braithwaite's goal came on a breakaway just before the final whistle.
Suárez equalized in the 40th with a low cross shot from close range after the Eibar defense failed to clear the ball from inside its area. The Uruguay striker netted the winner by converting an 89th-minute penalty after he was fouled inside the area.
''We have to understand that it's very difficult to win these matches,'' Suárez said. ''We need to keep playing at a high level if we want to achieve our goals.'' Eibar, winless in three matches in all competitions, was in 15th place, two points from safety.
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