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02.02.2008 12:30

Henry: The key man in the cup

Sergi Nogueras

Thierry Henry became the most decisive player in the Copa del Rey for Barcelona when he took his tally to three in the competition with the winner against Villarreal on Thursday.

The Frenchman netted the only goal of the tie against the Yellow Submarine to set up a semi final meeting with Valencia. Throughout the club's push towards the last four, Henry has been an key figure as he has scored in three rounds. Before the goal against Villarreal, he scored the decisive goal in the tie against Sevilla as well as hitting the target against Alcoyano.

Decisive efforts

alcoi-fcb.jpgThe first goal that the former Arsenal player netted in the cup came in the away game against Alcoyano in the Last 32 when Barça won 3-0. Henry opened the team's account and set them on the path to victory.

sevilla-fcb-copa_x1x.jpgSevilla were the next team to be unable to stop the Barça superstar as he latched on to a long pass from Rafa Márquez before putting Barça ahead in the Sánchez Pizjuán against Sevilla. The game ended 1-1 and after a goalless second leg, that goal gave the Blaugrana passage to the quarter finals. There, Villarreal were beaten by a single goal from Henry over the 180 minutes.

11 goals in 3 competitions

levfcb87.jpgHenry has made 25 appearances for Barcelona and scored 11 goals in three different competitions. In the league has has scored six goals in 16 games, in the Copa del Rey he has netted three times in five outings and the forward has also scored twice in four Champions League matches.
Henry: The key man in the cup
Three FA Cups
While at Arsenal Thierry Henry won the FA Cup, the oldest knockout competition in the world that has been played since 1871, on three occasions. Now the Frenchman is hoping to help Barça to lift the Copa del Rey for the first time since 1997-98.

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