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Messi Shines As Barca Cruise Into Copa Last Eight

Copa Del Rey Report: FC Barcelona v Celta Vigo 11 January 2018

By SL International - Jan 12, 2018 12:20 AM

Copa Del Rey

Result: FC Barcelona 5-0 Celta Vigo (Barca won 6-1 aggregate)

Date: 11 January 2018

Venue: Camp Nou

Lionel Messi played a starring role as FC Barcelona thrashed Celta Vigo 5-0 to secure their spot in the Copa del Rey quarterfinals.

The Catalan giants came into the clash with a slight advantage after securing a 1-1 away draw in the first leg.

The deadlock was broken after 13 minutes through Messi, who sent a fine low volley past Sergio Alvarez following a cross from Jordi Alba.

Two minutes later, the hosts doubled their advantage as Messi exchanged passes with Alba before calmly slotting past Alvarez.

Barca continued to dominate and bagged a third goal in the 28th minute when Messi turned provider to pick out Alba who converted at the far post.

Three minutes later, Luis Suarez got on the scoresheet with a fine first-time finish after he profited from an error in the Celta defence.

Celta showed glimpses of their attacking prowess in the half, although they did not do enough to test Barca goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen.

The second stanza continued in the same vein as the first with the Catalan giants seeing a lot of the ball although the chances had dried up in the opening 15 minutes.

Ernesto Valverde opted for a change on the hour mark as Messi way for Ousmane Dembele, while Celta introduced Brais Mendez for Pione Sisto a minute later.

Suarez went close to extending Barca's advantage with 10 minutes remaining as he spotted Alvarez off his line, but his lob sailed inches of the upright.

The home side eventually added a fifth goal in the 87th minute when Dembele did well to pick out Ivan Rakitic, who headed home from close range.

That proved to be the final piece of goal-mouth action of the half as Barca ran out 5-0 winners on the night and 6-1 aggregate winners in the tie.


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clemz7 Joined: 29 Dec 2013
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clemz7 Jan 12, 2018 07:17 PM
Ok that is good
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DaBrisco Nation Jan 12, 2018 04:49 PM
Messi is the best
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Faysal Jan 12, 2018 02:16 PM
The best
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Maclane Jan 12, 2018 11:37 AM
How is it possible that they compare this man to any other, let alone someone who doesn't rank even rank in the top 4 all time players in his team
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Mketule 1 Jan 12, 2018 09:50 AM
Inja ya diski le. Messi.Messi Messi. Espanol kunderal fino Messi kastroderliaka fhondo 2 gole. Barca 5 Vigo 0.
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indidane Jan 12, 2018 09:39 AM
My King
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nazzi the second Jan 12, 2018 09:26 AM
what if it takes 100 years to produce a player of messi's calibre, indeed we are lucky to have witnessed such greatness, we will be telling our grandkids about this messiah and some won't even believe it, they will be like but soccer was much easier back in your days mkhulu
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Stavos Jan 12, 2018 08:57 AM
The combination of Alba and Messi is proving to be lethal of late.
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Alton11 Jan 12, 2018 08:15 AM
I hope yall see dat messi is a machine hey
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Boris Becker Jan 12, 2018 08:13 AM
Ja
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Fhulu m Jan 12, 2018 07:52 AM
Fair enough
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Sir_Ven_JoaquiN Jan 12, 2018 07:44 AM
Thanks #Barca, all the way!
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TrueLegend Jan 12, 2018 07:34 AM
Hail Messi
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Hendrybheki@gmail.com Jan 12, 2018 07:27 AM
He's always a starring in each an every game, he gonna win his six Ballando
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SolmanR Jan 12, 2018 06:45 AM
He's Always A Starring Everygame Cowditor
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MR E Jan 12, 2018 05:44 AM
Barca seems to be winning double this season.
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Golden Boots Jan 12, 2018 03:09 AM
We'll never witness another!

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