Messi's 2 Goals Help Barcelona Advance in Copa del Rey

  • Messi's 2 Goals Help Barcelona Advance in Copa del Rey

Messi's 2 Goals Help Barcelona Advance in Copa del Rey

Celta drew 2-2 in the Camp Nou in the Liga Santander earlier in the season and held Real Madrid to a 2-2 draw on Sunday and could have posed Barca problems.

Luis Suarez made it 4-0 before halftime, while Messi was replaced by Ousmane Dembele before the hour mark.

Suarez, who has found his groove after a tiresome start to season, shot the ball high into the net in the 38th minute off a cross from Sergi Roberto to score his fifth goal in four games.

Two minutes later the same combination linked up again as Messi poked home another Alba cross.

With Philippe Coutinho to come into this side, there are no signs of this remarkable campaign losing momentum for Barca.

Level at 1-1 after the first leg, the three-time defending champions were 4-0 up by half time.

Suarez soon got in on the act as he capitalised on a awful mistake by Pione Sisto, who attempted to pass the ball back to his goalkeeper.

12 January 2018:Copa del Rey (The Spanish cup) quarter-final draw washeld on Friday, 12 January, 2018, at the headquarters of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) Soccer City in Las Rozas, Spain.

Alvaro Garcia got second-division Cadiz's consolation goal in the 86th, leading to jeers from Sevilla's home fans for the team's shaky finish to the match. Correa then headed in from a corner taken by Pablo Sarabia in the 54th. Atletico is second and Sevilla fifth.

Lega took a 1-0 lead to the Estadio de la Ceramica for the second leg and despite losing 2-1 in that second game, Nabil El Zhar's goal on the night was enough to see them safely through to the quarters. Moreno set up Baptistao in the 14th minute, before scoring his goal in the 34th.