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Barca Cruise Into Copa del Rey Semifinal

Barcelona booked their place in the semifinals of the Copa del Rey with a 5-1 victory over Levante at the Camp Nou.

Cristian Tello almost gave Barcelona the lead with just nine minutes gone as Jimenez got down well to deny the winger, after he was played through on goal.

One minute later and Levante took the lead against the run of play through Loukas Vyntra's header, which took a deflection off Sergi Roberto.

Sergi Roberto could have brought the host level in the 19th minute, the midfielder collected a pass from Alexis Sanchez before firing at Jimenez, who tipped the shot over the bar.

Adriano leveled matters for the host in the 28th minute, the Brazillian latched onto a through ball from Cesc Fabregas before blasting an effort into the top corner.

Just before the halftime break, Captain Carles Puyol headed his side into the lead, after connecting with Alexis Sanchez's corner.

Alex Sanchez got Barca's third in the 50th minute, Jimenez fumbled Martin Montoya's effort but Sanchez was on hand to slot home the rebound.

Sanchez got his second and Barcelona's fourth just two minutes later after a goal mouth scramble, the ball fell into the path of Sanchez, who calmly slotted home.

Barcelona were on the attack again in the 58th minute as Marc Batra went for the spectacular but the defender's bicycle kick failed to hit the target.

Pedro almost got his name on the score sheet in the 64th minute, but the winger's effort from inside the box drew a fine save from Jimenez.

Fabregas got on the score sheet in the 68th minute, the midfielder calmly slotted home from close range after some good work by Sanchez.

After the fifth goal Barcelona continued to enjoy their usual lion-share of the possession as they saw out the match.

The Catalan outfit now wait to find out who they'll be facing in the semifinals after their resounding 9-2 aggregate win over Levante.

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