Movistar Inter – Barça Lassa: A show of character (4-4)
Andreu Plaza's team take a draw from a tough away game which leaves the tie open ahead of the second leg next week
A 4-4 draw between Movistar Inter and Barça Lassa that has a slight taste of victory after Andreu Plaza’s team came back from 4-1 down in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final away from home at the league leaders. The game between the two most in form side in the competition was always going to be entertaining and it certainly did not disappoint.
The early stages were dominated by the blaugranes as they pressed high up the court. Despite having the best of the game early on, Barça Lassa fell behind when Solano put Inter in front. That strike gave the home side confidence and Inter scored twice more in the space of two minutes to make it 3-0 with just ten minutes played.
Ferrao soon pulled one back with an excellent effort but Barça Lassa missed the chance to futher reduce the distance when Dyego missed a penalty.
In the second half both sides continued to attack but Barça’s hopes were hit when keeper Paco Sedano was sent off. Inter made the most of the advantage and Gadeia made it 4-1.
Two goals from Dyego gave Barça hope as they pulled it back to 4-3. Rivillos went close to grabbing the equaliser when he hit the post then Ferrao missed another penalty. Nevertheless, Rivillos finally leveled things up at 4-4 minutes before the end. The second leg comes in Barcelona next Tuesday at 9.30pm CET.