Cesc Fabregas has said that his team performed quite decently in the Copa Del Rey match against Real Madrid which ended in a draw. That match was played at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday. Both the teams scored one goal each in the match.

For Barcelona, Fabregas was the one who found the back of the net in the 50th minute of the match by capitalizing on Lionel Messi’s pass. The scores got levelled in the 81st minute when Raphael Varane scored for Madrid.

Talking to the reporters after the match, Fabregas said, “It was a good performance by us. We were taking on Madrid at Bernabeu which is not an easy task. We stopped them on draw and I think it’s not such a bad result for us. We will play the return leg on our home ground and hopefully, we will perform better than this in that match.”

Barcelona had a few opportunities in the first half. In the 13th minute, Jordi Alba got a wonderful pass from Andres Iniesta, but, the Spanish midfielder couldn’t give the finishing touch. His shot went wide of the net.

In the 21st minute, Barcelona had another opportunity when they got a free kick, but, again, they wasted the chance. Xavi Hernandez’s shot bounced back after hitting the crossbar.

When asked about the lost opportunities in the first half, Fabregas said, “It was a huge pressure game and the players were a bit nervous at the start. So, you can expect a few mistakes here and there. But, you can’t question our commitment. The commitment was there. We tried hard and overall, we did quite well.”

Barcelona will again face Real Madrid in the return leg of the Copa Del Rey at Camp Nou on 27th of February.