Barcelona fought off a spirited comeback from Real Madrid to draw their Copa Del Rey Quarter-final second leg 2-2, a result which saw them edge out the reigning cup holders 4-3 on aggregate. Coming into the game with a one-goal advantage, Barcelona went two further goals ahead via Pedro and Dani Alves just before halftime, but were pegged back by Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema in the second period. Los Blancos however could not find the decisive third goal, with Barcelona advancing to the semifinals of the cup competition.
Needing to overturn a first leg deficit on the road, Real almost had a dream start to the encounter at the Nou Camp, coming close to scoring within 11 seconds of the kickoff. Gonzalo Higuain stole the ball inside the Barcelona half from Gerard Pique and advanced towards goal, only for his strike to roll past Barca goalkeeper Pinto's goal. Higuain had another chance to score a minute later, his header this time denied by Pinto.