Barcelona Cement their place within the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey on Thursday with a comfortable 5-0 victory over Leganes at the Camp Nou.
First-half goals from Antoine Griezmann and Clement Lenglet sent the hosts on their way to victory, whereas Lionel Messi scored double and Arthur was conjointly on target after the break.
Barcelona got off to the right start once Griezmann reticulated the opener with less than four minutes on the clock.
Lionel Messi sent Nelson Semedo running into acres of the area down the right, and he cut the ball back to the Frenchman to require touch and fire past Cuellar.
Griezmann thought he had a second 5 minutes later from close range only to examine his effort ruled out for AN offside by Jordi Alba within the build-up after a protracted VAR check.
Barcelona continued to dominate possession and Alba and Griezmann each laid-off shots wide before Lenglet made it 2-0 just before the 30 minutes mark.
The center-back flicked home Messi’s corner to put the hosts in charge.
The second half started in a similar fashion, and Barca finished off the tie with a third just before the hour.
Messi sprinted clear down the right, beat a few defenders and saw his shot take a giant deflection on its approach into the back of the net.
Quique Setien made use of his substitutes once the third goal went in, sending on Ivan Rakitic and Junior Firpo for Vidal and Alba.
Arthur conjointly came on for the last 20 minutes and handed Griezmann a well-earned breather.
Indeed the Brazilian midfielder supplementary Barca’s fourth simply 5 minutes once impending, knocking home a loose ball after Messi and Ansu Fati had each been denied by Cuellar.
Messi then completed the scoring within the final minute of normal time.
Messi was discharged by Rakitic and rounded Cuellar before slamming his shot high into the net.
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