Ronald Koeman narrowly avoided an embarrassment with FC Barcelona on Thursday evening in the sixteenth finals of the Copa del Rey.

Against third divisionist UE Cornellà, an extension had to be made due to two missed penalties: 0-2.

Former Barcelona striker Luis Suárez gave leader Atlético a 1-2 win over Eibar.

Koeman had to face Cornellà, which plays in a suburb of Barcelona, ​​without the suspended Lionel Messi.

Sergiño Dest was injured and Frenkie de Jong got a rest, just like some other regular workers.

Five minutes before half-time, the top club had an ideal opportunity for the opening goal, but a penalty kick from Miralem Pjanic was cleverly countered by Cornellà goalkeeper Juan Ramirez.

Furthermore, Cornellà held up fairly easily in the first half.

The team from the third division already managed to eliminate Atlético Madrid in the cup tournament.

The team cannot break much in the competition;

last month, there was still lost 0-1 to Barcelona B.

Cornellà goalkeeper Ramirez cries out after he takes the penalty kick from Pjanic.

Cornellà goalkeeper Ramirez cries out after he takes the penalty kick from Pjanic.

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Dembélé also misses a penalty kick

Even after the break, Koeman's formation could not make the difference for a long time.

A penalty kick, awarded after a minor foul on Clement Lenglet, seemed to offer a solution ten minutes before the end.

But the weak effort of substitute Ousmané Dembélé straight through the middle was also turned by goalkeeper Ramirez.

Thursday's penalty shoot-out misery does not stand alone.

Barcelona only managed to use three of the last nine penalties.

Due to Dembele's miss, an extension was necessary.

The French attacker made up for his mistake within two minutes.

With a hard shot from sixteen meters, he surprised Ramirez in the short corner: 0-1.

In the final minute of extra time, when Cornellà had already been reduced to ten by a red card, Barcelona countered through Martin Braithwaite to the 0-2.

With that, 'Barça' was spared a failure.

On Wednesday, Real Madrid was blamed in the Copa del Rey.

The team of trainer Zinedine Zidane lost 2-1 after extension to third divisionist Alcoyano.

Luis Suárez saved leader Atlético from losing points.

Luis Suárez saved leader Atlético from losing points.

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Suárez undo Eibar goalkeeper goal

In the Spanish league, leader Atlético Madrid escaped an unexpected loss of points.

Away at Eibar, Diego Simeone's team won 1-2 in the final phase.

The Basques took the lead thanks to a utilized penalty kick from goalkeeper Marko Dimitrovic.

He was the first goalkeeper to score in La Liga since 2011.

Luis Suárez scored the tying run just before half time.

The striker who was allowed to leave Barcelona on a free transfer last summer, also made the winning goal shortly before time by using a penalty kick: 1-2.

Thanks to the fifth victory in a row, Atlético is seven points ahead of Real Madrid and ten points over Barcelona.

Moreover, 'Atleti' played one game less than the rivals.

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