FC Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez celebrates a goal against Real Sociedad.
FC Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez celebrates a goal against Real Sociedad. ALEJANDRO GARCIA

Little-known Suarez fires Barca into Spanish cup semis

FOOTBALL: Denis Suarez upstaged his better-known teammate Luis to help fire Barcelona to its seventh straight Copa del Rey semi-final with two goals in a 6-2 aggregate win over Real Sociedad.

Leading 1-0 from the first leg, Denis Suarez, a former Manchester City player, doubled the lead before Lionel Messi extended the advantage from the penalty spot.

Juanmi pulled a goal back before Luis Suarez made it 4-1 on aggregate.

After Willian Jose's header cut the deficit again, Denis Suarez added his second before Arda Turan completed the rout.

Barcelona has won the competition for a record 28 times and are in the semi-final draw alongside 10-time winners Atletico Madrid, Celta Vigo - which knocked out Real Madrid - and Alaves.

The Catalan club has won its last five games in all competitions.


Support packages for Kids of drought affected families

Premium Content Support packages for Kids of drought affected families

JUST in time for Christmas, children in drought-affected farming families will...

Lightning strike sparks blaze north of Chinchilla

Premium Content Lightning strike sparks blaze north of Chinchilla

AS EXTREME fire conditions set in across the Western Downs, fire crews will monitor...

Police catch dad dumping suspicious case in bushland

Premium Content Police catch dad dumping suspicious case in bushland

MILES police followed a suspicious car, and saw the driver dump a large black case...