FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF will meet in the Copa del Rey showpiece after semi-final triumphs against UD Almería and Sevilla FC respectively.
Adriano and Ibrahim Afellay scored their first goals for Barcelona in the Azulgrana's 3-0 defeat of Liga strugglers Almería, Josep Guardiola's team having won the first leg 5-0 at home. In three matches against the Catalan club this season, Almería have conceded 16 goals without reply. Emmanuel Adebayor, meanwhile, was one of two late scorers as Madrid wrapped up a 3-0 aggregate triumph against holders Sevilla, who had Sergio Sánchez sent off.
In the last 16 of the Coupe de France, SO Chambéry claimed their third top-flight scalp in as many rounds with a 2-1 home victory against FC Sochaux-Montbéliard. The fifth-tier side − who have also accounted for AS Monaco FC and Stade Brestois 29 − were not the only underdog to progress, though, with Le Mans UC 72 coming from behind to win by the same score at AS Nancy-Lorraine.
Elsewhere, OGC Nice prevailed by a single goal at fourth-tier JA Drancy, Guillaume Hoarau scored a hat-trick as holders Paris Saint-Germain FC triumphed 4-1 against FC Martigues and LOSC Lille Métropole beat FC Nantes 3-2 on penalties. On Tuesday, Stade Rennais FC were shocked 4-3 after extra time by Ligue 2 strugglers Stade de Reims. There were also wins for Angers SCO and FC Lorient.
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