Barça beat Atlético thanks to late Messi goal

Lionel Messi's late goal earned FC Barcelona a 1-0 win against Club Atlético de Madrid in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final tie on a busy night of cup action.

Lionel Messi celebrates his late winner for Barcelona
Lionel Messi celebrates his late winner for Barcelona ©Getty Images

Copa del Rey quarter-finals
• Lionel Messi earns FC Barcelona first-leg home victory over Club Atlético de Madrid.
• Messi scores from rebound after his 85th-minute penalty is saved by Jan Oblak.
Villarreal CF prevail 1-0 against Getafe CF; Málaga CF v Athletic Club ends goalless.

Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates his goal
Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates his goal©Getty Images

Coppa Italia round of 16
UC Sampdoria finish with nine men in 2-0 defeat at FC Internazionale Milano.
• Inter through with the help of new signing Xherdan Shaqiri's first goal for club.
• Mario Gomez nets twice as ACF Fiorentina progress past Atalanta BC with 3-1 success.

Coupe de France round of 32
Paris Saint-Germain reach last 16 with 2-1 home win over FC Girondins de Bordeaux.
• Edinson Cavani and Javier Pastore score for Paris, who have Zoumana Camara dismissed.
AS Monaco FC beat Évian Thonon Gaillard FC 2-0, Lucas Ocampos and Anthony Martial on target.

AS Saint-Étienne eliminate Ligue 2 Tours FC in extra time, eventually running out 5-3 victors.
EA Guingamp among other teams to advance on Wednesday.

English League Cup semi-finals
Tottenham Hotspur FC edge Sheffield United FC of third division in home first leg.
• Spurs secure 1-0 advantage courtesy of Andros Townsend's second-half penalty.