Messi unable to inspire Barca as Madrid hold on for draw

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Lionel Messi came on for the final half-hour at the Camp Nou © AFP / LLUIS GENE BARCELONA, Spain, Feb 7 – Real Madrid gained a measure of redemption at the Camp Nou by holding Barcelona to a 1-1 draw on Wednesday and taking the upper-hand in the semi-final of Copa del Rey. Neither Lionel Messi nor Gareth Bale were named in the starting line-ups for this first leg but their replacements filled the void as Malcom’s curling shot cancelled out an early opener from Lucas Vazquez. After an impressive opening 20 minutes, Madrid were largel...