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Villarreal beats Getafe to reach Copa del Rey semifinal vs. Barcelona


BARCELONA, Spain — Villarreal won 1-0 at Getafe to advance to a Copa del Rey semifinal against Barcelona on a 2-0 aggregate score on Thursday.

Villarreal entered with a 1-0 lead from the opening leg and held Getafe in check until striker Gerard Moreno sealed its place among the final four teams with a goal in the 78th minute.

Barcelona knocked out Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.

Later, Espanyol visited Sevilla holding a 3-1 lead in their tie, while Athletic Bilbao hosted Malaga following their scoreless draw.

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