Predicted Barca line up to face Real Sociedad

Predicted Barca line up to face Real Sociedad

Barcelona cruise into the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey thanks to a 6-1 aggregate win over Celta Vigo, achieved with a 5-0 last-16 second-leg win at Camp Nou.

Perhaps the tie of the round however sees Sevilla and Atletico Madrid go head to head over the two legs, a tie that will see Vitolo return to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, just months after forcing an exit to Atleti.

With new signing Philippe Coutinho watching on from the stands, Lionel Messi led the destruction of the Galician side, reports Xinhua news agency.

In the 28th minute, Messi sent a curling pass from deep towards Alba who duly obliged and slid to send the ball at the back of the net.

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.

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The tie petered out in the second half but French worldwide Ousmane Dembele showed why Barcelona paid 105 million euros for him previous year when he dribbled past three defenders from the half-way line before being denied by a desperate tackle. Ivan Rakitic headed in a corner kick by Dembele in the final minutes to complete the rout.

Earlier on Thursday, Espanyol earned their place in the quarter-finals with a 2-0 win at Levante to progress 2-1 on aggregate, while Sevilla beat Cadiz 2-1 for a 4-1 aggregate victory.

Thursday's qualifiers join Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Leganes, Alaves and Valencia who already sealed their qualification on Tuesday and Wednesday night.

Moreno set up Baptistao in the 14th minute, before scoring his goal in the 34th.

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