Barcelona took a big step forward. King’s Cup Final with a 1-0 win real Madrid in the first leg of the semi-finals.

Eder Militao’s own goal in the first half gave Xavi’s side the advantage to return to Camp Nou as they stopped their mini-fall with an away win.

Last week’s loss to Manchester United had ended Barca’s hopes for a Europa League victory, and a shocking defeat at Almeria on Sunday allowed Real to narrow the lead at LaLiga’s top to seven points.

However, visitors who are not top scorers Robert Lewandowski Due to injury, the local duos are back on track to get their bids back on track.

When Franck Kessie’s shot was saved by Thibaut Courtois, they had some luck with a goal that bounced off Militao’s leg and bounced into the net. The lineman raised his flag, but VAR eventually determined that Kessie was offside.

Real, who have not lost at home since last March, could not break a determined Barcelona defense and must go to Camp Nou and win to reach their first King’s Cup final since 2014.