Dembele broke the deadlock at the Nou Camp with a powerful near-post effort after 52 minutes. Brais Mendez had seen red for Sociedad at the end of the first half following a VAR check for catching Sergio Busquets high on the ankle. In-form Dembele provided the breakthrough soon after half-time and left the pitch to a standing ovation following a dazzling display for the LaLiga leaders, 12 months on from being told he could leave the club during the last January transfer window. Osasuna were involved in another dramatic cup encounter but progressed into the last four with a 2-1 win after extra time against Sevilla. After needing a stoppage-time goal and penalties to see off Real Betis in the last round, another Andalusia club were downed this time with Chimy Avila and Abdessamad Ezzalzouli on target for hosts Osasuna. Youssef En-Nesyri had struck in the 94th-minute to force extra-time at El Sadar but Sevilla still exited after Ezzalzouli's superb curled finish.
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