Liverpool, AC Milan And Real Madrid Are Out Of Cup Competitions [REPORTS]Southampton have booked their place in the League Cup final Wednesday after beating Liverpool 1-0 cement their place in the Wembley final.
The Saints advance with a 2-0 aggregate triumph thanks to a clinical finish from Shane Long in stoppage-time at Anfield.
It is their first League Cup final appearance in 38 years and they go up against either Manchester United or Hull in this year’s showpiece at Wembley on February 26.
United, who hold a 2-0 advantage from the first-leg, travel to the KCOM on Thursday (today) for a place in the final.
In Spain, Real Madrid’s treble hopes were dashed after they were held to a 2-2 draw at Celta Vigo that saw them eliminated 4-3 aggregate in the Copa del Rey.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s free-kick couldn’t prevent Real Madrid from being dumped out of the Copa del Rey as a 2-2 draw at Celta Vigo on Wednesday allowed the hosts to progress to the semifinals 4-3 on aggregate.
Real’s hopes of turning the tie around were dealt a huge blow when Danilo’s own goal handed Celta the just before halftime at the Balaidos.
However, Ronaldo gave Madrid hope with his first goal in the Copa del Rey for two years with a stunning free-kick.
Daniel Wass restored Celta’s lead five minutes from time before Lucas Vazquez’s stoppage time header at least prevented Madrid from suffering a third defeat in four games.
In Italy, Miralem Pjanic whipped in a superb free-kick to keep Juventus on track for a third consecutive Serie A and Italian Cup double on Wednesday after a dramatic 2-1 quarterfinal win over 10-man AC Milan.
Carlos Bacca reduced the arrears on 53 minutes after Paulo Dybala and Pjanic had given the Old Lady an early 2-0 lead, but Milan threw away their chance of a fightback when Manuel Locatelli was red carded for a second bookable offence when he lunged at Dybala moments later.