Martino refuses to accept Barcelona have settled Copa tie

Barcelona coach Tata Martino refuses to accept they're into the Copa del Rey final after their 2-0 semifinal first-leg win over Real Sociedad.

Sergio Busquets put Barcelona ahead on the stroke of half-time before an own goal from Real Sociedad's Enaut Zubikarai in the 60th minute effectively ended the contest.

Martino told a press conference: "We didn't dominate to the point that would allow us to think we could have killed off the tie."

The Catalan side came into the match following a shock 3-2 home defeat to Valencia but Martino opted to name a largely unchanged line-up, which saw Jose Pinto replace Victor Valdes.

Martino added: "The players that played against Valencia needed to play in this match because if I had taken any of them out perhaps I would lose a player for the future."

 
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