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Watching Jordi Alba not watch Leo Messi's penalty only adds to the drama

Messi the matchwinner as Barca take a slender lead against Atletico.

IT’S ADVANTAGE BARCELONA after the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final.

Lionel Messi missed a late penalty — but scored the rebound — to give Barca a 1-0 win at home to Atletico Madrid.

With just six minutes left and the game on the line, Jordi Alba couldn’t bring himself to watch.

His reaction says it all though.

Elsewhere Villarreal beat Getafe 1-0 while Malaga and Athletic Bilbao drew 0-0.

Espanyol host Sevilla on Thursday night.

Spurs made to work but Townsend’s spot-kick eventually breaks down resilient Blades

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