Alba: Wasn’t meant to be

Jordi Alba reflected on the hurt Barcelona felt in losing 3-1 at home to Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey semi-final second leg.

That result ensured Los Blancos a place in the final at the end of the season and for Alba, a lot of pain.

“We’re upset, we wanted to make it to the final but the penalty and the 0-2 really hurt us,” he told reporters afterwards.

“We fought but it wasn’t meant to be, this defeat will make us stronger ahead of the Champions League.

“We started off well, we created chances but on one typical Madrid counter they won a penalty, and that hurt us.

“We’ve lost two crucial matches but we still have the return leg against Milan and I’m sure we will do better. If we score early, we’ll have a great chance to make it through to the next round.

“The team have shown that they can win any tie.”

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