Barcelona, Real Madrid tie 1-1 in Copa semi­fi­nal

The Kurdish Globe - - EDITORIAL -

Raphael Varane scored in the 81st minute, giv­ingReal Madrid a 1-1 tie against Barcelona on Wed­nes­day night in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi­fi­nal. With Barcelona en­joy­ing the ma­jor­ity of the pos­ses­sion, Cesc Fabre­gas put the de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons ahead in the 50th minute off a pass from Lionel Messi, who in­ter­cepted a clear­ance. Messi's streak of scor­ing in 16 straight starts ended.

Varane's goal was his first since Dec. 20, 2011.

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