Barcelona placed on an actual present at Camp Nou within the Copa del Rey on Thursday. Ernesto Valverde named a powerful workforce as the 2 sides went into the match with the tie at 1-1. However Lionel Messi and Jordi Alba had been in irresistible kind and had the hosts Three-Zero up after simply 28 minutes. Luis Suarez then acquired in on the motion and Ivan Rakitic put the icing on the cake late on.
After the primary leg this match promised to be entertaining and so it proved with a tasty first half. Barca acquired off to an absolute flyer and had been forward after 13 minutes as Alba crossed for Messi to fireside house.
Two minutes later and the duo just about repeated the trick as Alba once more discovered Messi and the Argentine fired previous goalkeeper Sergio Alvarez.
Barcelona had been in complete management from time to time added a 3rd as Messi got here up with a merely ridiculous ball for Alba to slip house and make it Three-Zero.
Yet there was no let up from Barca as Suarez grabbed a fourth three minutes later to make sure the hosts went in on the break with the tie fully sewn up.
It wasn’t a lot of a shock that the second half didn’t stay as much as the primary and Valverde additionally made modifications sending on Thomas Vermaelen for Gerard Pique on the break. He additionally determined to provide Messi a relaxation on the hour mark with Ousmane Dembele arriving and Jose Arnaiz following shortly afterwards for Andres Iniesta.
Despite an comprehensible drop in tempo Barca nonetheless had possibilities with Suarez blasting an opportunity over, Dembele having a shot blocked and Arnaiz firing into the side-netting.
Yet with time working out they did handle one other as Ivan Rakitic headed a Dembele nook house to seal the win and ship Barca into the quarter-finals.
Barça: Cillessen; Semedo, Piqué (Vermaelen), Mascherano, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Gomes, Iniesta (Arnaiz); Messi (Dembele), Suárez.
Goals: Messi (13), Messi (15), Alba (28), Suarez (31), Rakitic (87)
Celta: Alvarez, Mallo, Sergi Gomez, Fontas, Jonny; Wass, Sanchez, Lobotka, Sisto (Mendez); Aspas (Maxi Gomez), Mor.