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 32 22 7 3 59 20 +39 73
2 Real Madrid 32 21 7 4 56 24 +32 70
3 Barcelona 31 21 5 5 74 28 +46 68
4 Sevilla 32 21 4 7 47 25 +22 67
5 Real Sociedad 32 13 11 8 50 34 +16 50
6 Real Betis 32 14 7 11 42 45 -3 49
7 Villarreal 32 12 13 7 49 36 +13 49
8 Granada 31 12 6 13 40 51 -11 42
9 Osasuna 32 10 10 12 30 37 -7 40
10 Athletic Bilbao 31 9 11 11 39 33 +6 38
11 Levante 32 9 11 12 38 45 -7 38
12 Celta Vigo 32 9 11 12 42 50 -8 38
13 Cádiz 32 9 9 14 27 48 -21 36
14 Valencia 32 8 11 13 40 47 -7 35
15 Getafe 32 7 10 15 24 39 -15 31
16 Deportivo Alavés 32 7 9 16 27 48 -21 30
17 Real Valladolid 31 5 13 13 28 42 -14 28
18 Huesca 32 5 12 15 31 48 -17 27
19 Elche 32 5 12 15 28 49 -21 27
20 Eibar 32 4 11 17 23 45 -22 23