Copa del Rey roundup

Messi lifts Barca past Malaga into semis

January 24, 2013
By ESPN.com news services
Lionel Messi scored on his 15th straight start to seal a thrilling 4-2 win for Barcelona at Malaga on Thursday, sending the defending champions through to a Copa del Rey semifinal against archrival Real Madrid.

Barcelona reached its sixth semifinal in seven years with a 6-4 victory on aggregate.

With the score level at 2-2, the game was heading for extra time when Andres Iniesta combined with Cesc Fabregas to score in the 76th minute. Messi then headed Barcelona's fourth and ...

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