Barcelona 5-0 Celta Vigo (6-1 agg): Messi scores twice as Catalan giants cruise into Copa del Rey quarter-finals

 

Barcelona cruised into the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey with a 5-0 demolition of Celta Vigo.

Celta held Barca to a 1-1 draw a week ago but had no answer to their illustrious opponents at the Nou Camp.

The hosts were 2-0 up inside 15 minutes with the outstanding Lionel Messi adding two more to his tally.

Jordi Alba picked out the Argentine for both goals as Barca took control of the tie.

Messi then returned the favour, finding Alba with a delightful through ball and the full-back did the rest.

It was 4-0 before the half hour mark as Luis Suarez lashed one in to settle the tie.

Celta held firm after the break as Barca took their foot off the gas but there was still time for Ivan Rakitic to head home late on.

Barcelona: Cillessen, Semedo, Piqué, Mascherano, Alba, Busquets, Iniesta, Sergio Roberto, Gomes, Messi, Suárez

Subs: Ter Stegen, Dembele, Paulinho, Digne, Vermaelen, Sergi Roberto, Arnaiz.

Celta Vigo: Sergio, Mallo, Sergi Gomez, Fontas, Jonny, Lobotka, Wass, Jozabed, Aspas, Mor, Sisto

Subs: Ruben, Radoja, Tucu Hdez, Gomez, Cabral, Roncaglia, Mendez.

Barcelona vs Celta Vigo

La Liga

Standing

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 Atlético de Madrid 18 15 2 1 36 8 +28 47
2 Real Madrid 19 12 4 3 34 16 +18 40
3 Barcelona 19 11 4 4 39 17 +22 37
4 Sevilla 19 11 3 5 26 16 +10 36
5 Villarreal 20 8 10 2 28 19 +9 34
6 Real Sociedad 20 8 7 5 31 18 +13 31
7 Granada 20 8 4 8 24 34 -10 28
8 Real Betis 20 8 3 9 26 34 -8 27
9 Celta Vigo 20 6 6 8 24 31 -7 24
10 Cádiz 20 6 6 8 17 27 -10 24
11 Levante 19 5 8 6 27 28 -1 23
12 Getafe 18 6 5 7 16 18 -2 23
13 Athletic Bilbao 18 6 3 9 21 22 -1 21
14 Valencia 20 4 8 8 26 29 -3 20
15 Eibar 20 4 8 8 17 21 -4 20
16 Real Valladolid 20 4 8 8 20 29 -9 20
17 Osasuna 20 4 7 9 19 29 -10 19
18 Deportivo Alavés 20 4 6 10 18 29 -11 18
19 Elche 18 3 8 7 16 25 -9 17
20 Huesca 20 1 10 9 14 29 -15 13