Barcelona squeeze into Spanish Cup last eight

Updated: Jan 06, 2011, 08:55 AM IST

Madrid: French international defender Eric Abidal scored his first Barcelona goal in a 1-1 draw at Athletic Bilbao to hand his club a spot in the Spanish Cup quarter-finals.

Abidal found the net in the 74th minute of the last 16 second leg tie before Fernando Llorente levelled 10 minutes later.

Barcelona, held 0-0 at home in the first leg, went through on away goals.

"When I get a chance like that, I shoot," said Abidal. "Now I hope to score more this season."

Defending Spanish Cup champions Sevilla and Deportivo La Coruna also went through.

Sevilla beat Malaga 3-0 for an 8-3 aggregate while Deportivo La Coruna saw off second division Cordoba 3-1 for a 4-2 aggregate win.

Bureau Report