Barcelona’s season continued to worsen as the Catalans got it wrong in the Copa del Rey on Thursday evening.

Barcelona are having a difficult season to forget, and it got from bad to worse after 3-2 defeat to Athletic Bilbao to bow out of the competition.

Bilbao’s Iker Muniani gave the hosts an early lead as he curled the ball past Marc-Andre ter Stegen into the top corner in the 5th minute.

New signing Ferran Torres then restored Barca’s parity with his first goal in Barca shirt, finding the back of the net from the edge of the box in the 28th minute to make it 1-1.

Inigo Martinez gave Bilbao the lead again with four minutes to go, and for a moment it looked over for Barca.

However, game changed suddenly took another shape as Pedri scored a fine and wonderful stoppage-time equaliser to send the match into extra time play.

Muniain however, confirmed Barcelona’s exit from the penalty spot in extra time after VAR spotted a handball from Jordi Alba inside the box.

Meanwhile, Barcelona arch-rivals Real Madrid came from behind to book the quarter-finals spot after a hard-fought 2-1 extra time victory over Elche.

Veteran defender Marcelona was shown straight red card in extra time forcing Carlo Ancelotti’s side to play with 10-men, and Elche took the lead from a deflected free-kick of Dani Ceballos to sent the goalkeeper wrong way.

But Madrid pulled it 1-1 through Isco, before outcast Eden Hazard off the bench confirmed the winning goal for the Los Blancos.

But Elche scored another late equaliser but was ruled out by VAR, which sparked alot of controversies.

Real Madrid joined Real Sociedad, Athletic Bilbao, Valencia, Rayo Mallorca and Cadiz in the quarter-finals.