Holders Barcelona cruised into the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey with a 5-0 victory over Celta Vigo on Thursday night.
The tie was delicately poised at 1-1 after a first leg in which Celta played extremely well against, admittedly, an under strength Barca team but Ernesto Valverde recalled the likes of Jordi Alba, Andres Iniesta, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi for the return match and the Catalans blitzed their opponents with an utterly dominant first-half display.
Messi scored two quick goals and then set up Alba before Suarez netted the fourth goal with just 31 minutes on the clock.
Barcelona took their foot off the pedal in the second half and Ivan Rakitic completed the scoring three minutes from time.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 11, 2018