(AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
MADRID (AP) Neymar scored twice to lead Barcelona past nine-man Atletico Madrid and into the Copa del Rey semifinals with a 3-2 victory in a game that went from pulsating to unseemly at Vicente Calderon Stadium on Wednesday.
Barcelona advanced 4-2 on aggregate to set up a meeting with Villarreal or Getafe after an incident-filled match that saw three beautiful goals, questionable refereeing decisions, an own goal and a sending off at halftime. Not to mention Atletico's Arda Turan losing his temper and tossing his shoe at a linesman.
Barcelona entered with a 1-0 cushion from the opening leg, but Atletico's Fernando Torres needed just 39 seconds to score and set off an electric first half.