Ousmane Dembélé scored early in additional time after lacking a penalty late in regulation as Barcelona defeated third-division membership Cornellà 2-0 within the spherical of 32 of the Copa del Rey on Thursday.
Martin Braithwaite additionally scored for Barcelona, which had already seen Miralem Pjanic miss a penalty within the first half.
Within the Spanish league, Luis Suárez scored twice as chief Atlético Madrid got here from behind to defeat Eibar 2-1 and open a seven-point hole to second-place Actual Madrid.
Barcelona averted an upset within the Copa del Rey a day after Madrid misplaced 2-1 to third-division membership Alcoyano in additional time. Atlético had already been surprised by Cornellà within the second spherical.
Barcelona superior regardless of enjoying with out Lionel Messi, who was suspended for 2 matches after hitting an opponent away from the ball within the workforce’s 3-2 loss to Athletic Bilbao within the Spanish Tremendous Cup remaining on Sunday.
Dembélé scored with a right-foot shot from outdoors the world two minutes into additional time. He had his Eightieth-minute penalty saved by Cornellà goalkeeper Ramón Juan Ramírez, who additionally stopped Pjanic’s spot kick simply earlier than halftime.
Barcelona managed possession however struggled to capitalize on its many scoring possibilities on the substitute turf on the small Cornellà stadium in Catalonia. The hosts threatened just a few instances on counterattacks.
Cornellà went a person down when Albert Estelles was despatched off with a second yellow card within the remaining minutes.
Braithwaite’s objective got here on a breakaway simply earlier than the ultimate whistle.
SUÁREZ SAVES ATLÉTICO
Suárez scored a objective in every half after Eibar had taken the lead with a penalty transformed by goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic within the twelfth minute.
Suárez equalized within the fortieth with a low cross shot from shut vary after the Eibar protection did not clear the ball from inside its space. The Uruguay striker netted the winner by changing an 89th-minute penalty after he was fouled inside the world.
It was the sixth league win in a row for Atlético, which nonetheless has a recreation in hand in comparison with Actual Madrid and third-place Barcelona, which is 10 factors off the lead.
“We have now to grasp that it’s very troublesome to win these matches,” Suárez mentioned. “We have to preserve enjoying at a excessive degree if we wish to obtain our objectives.”
Eibar, winless in three matches in all competitions, was in fifteenth place, two factors from security.
In a match between golf equipment combating in opposition to relegation, Valencia was held to a 1-1 draw in opposition to Osasuna.
Jonathan Calleri put the guests forward with a volley within the forty second and Valencia equalized with an personal objective by Osasuna defender Unai García within the 69th.
Winless in 13 consecutive league video games, Osasuna stayed second-to-last within the 20-team standings. Valencia was 14th, three factors from the relegation zone.