Barcelona put Villanovense to the sword

A rampant Barcelona side put six goals past Villanovense at Nou Camp on Wednesday to advance to the last 16 of the Copa del Rey.

Alves opens the scoring
Sandro scores the second
Juanfran pulls one back 
Sandro completes hat-trick
Munir grabs two more goals

Match Summary

Barcelona took the lead after just four minutes and never really looked back from there, sealing their seventh win on the trot in all competitions.

Dani Alves opened the scoring and Sandro picked up his first of the night before Juanfran pulled one back for the visitors.

The hosts restored their two-goal advantage almost immediately, however, and were even more dominant in the second half, adding three more goals to complete the emphatic victory.

Full Report

The Segunda Division side impressively earned a draw against the Spanish giants in the first leg of the tie in October, but there was to be no such resistance this time around – despite Lionel Messi being rested and Neymar, Luis Suarez and Andres Iniesta starting from the bench.

Barca went up in only the fourth minute of the game as Dani Alves found the target with a powerful strike from 30 yards out.

Sergi Samper was just wide of the upright six minutes later, but it only took 10 more minutes for the lead to be doubled, Villanovense goalkeeper Jose Fuentes gifting possession to Sandro, who found the top corner with a curling effort.

The visitors briefly threatened a comeback when they reduced the deficit through Juanfran, who converted with a powerful shot from 25 yards out in the 29th minute, but it would prove to be just a minor blip for the Catalans.

The home side's two-goal advantage was restored within minutes as Sandro picked up his second, firing past Fuentes after latching onto a pass from Aitor.

Barca picked up where they left off after the break, scoring their fourth in the 51st minute through Munir El Haddadi, who rose highest to head home a cross.

Sandro would turn into the star of the night in the 69th minute as he completed his hat-trick courtesy of a powerful long range effort following a mix-up in the defence.

There was time for a sixth in the 76th minute, Sandro this time teeing up Munir, who scored his second of the night by tapping into an empty net.

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