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Messi Brace Sinks Getafe

Barcelona advanced to the Quarter-Finals of the Copa del Rey as they beat Getafe 2-0 on Thursday night and 6-0 on aggregate.

A brace from Lionel Messi secured the victory for the Catalan outfit, who already had a 4-0 aggregate lead coming into this fixture.

Lionel Messi came close with just six minutes gone, as the Argentine shot just wide from the edge of the area after being picked out by Neymar.

Cristian Tello missed a chance to give the visitors the lead in the 13th minute, the winger managed to get on the end of Messi's free kick but sliced his effort high and wide.

The home side nearly went ahead in the 21st minute after Angel Lafita picked out an unmarked Juan Rodriguez in the box, but the midfielder's effort was saved by Jose Pinto.

Messi gave the Catalan's the lead in the 44th minute with a finish from close range, after getting on the end of Tello's cross.

Tello squandered a chance to increase his side's advantage in the 56th minute after the Spaniard shot wide from close range, following a cross from Dani Alves.

Adrian Colunga tried his luck from range in the 61st minute, but the midfielder's effort was fired straight at Pinto, who collected with ease.

Messi doubled the Barcelona's advantage in the 63rd minute after the Argentine rounded Jordi Codina, before sliding his effort into the bottom corner.

Getafe nearly grabbed a goal back in the 84th minute as Colunga's header from close range drew a fine save Pinto, following a cross from Carlos Vigaray.

Messi was denied a hat-trick in the 87th minute, after the forward did well to get beyond the Getafe defence, but could not force his effort past Codina.

Gerardo Martino's men will face Levante in the next round.

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