Barcelona reaches Copa del Rey semis; Celta ousts Atletico Madrid
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Goals from Neymar and Luis Suarez helped Barcelona fight back to beat Athletic Bilbao 3-1 and reach the Copa del Rey semifinals on Wednesday, while Celta Vigo eliminated Atletico Madrid.
Despite leading 2-1 after the first leg of their rematch of last year's final at Camp Nou, holder Barcelona was dominated for most of the first half and trailed 1-0 on the night after Inaki Williams' 12th-minute goal.
The second half, however, was all Barcelona's after Suarez calmed the home fans in the 53rd.
Visibly tired from their first half efforts, Bilbao wilted before Gerard Pique and Neymar made it 5-2 on aggregate with less than 10 minutes left.
In Madrid, Pablo Hernandez scored twice as Celta demolished Atletico's vaunted defense with a 3-2 victory after a scoreless first leg.