FC Barcelona 5 Cordoba 0 (Barça win 7-0 on aggregate)

11 Jan

There was no Leo Messi but goals from Thiago Alcántara, David Villa (2) and Alexis Sanchez gave Barça a 5-0 win over Cordoba to earn a place in the Copa del Rey quarter finals and a tie against Malaga over the next two weeks. Their was a price for the victory with injuries to Sergi Roberto and Villa which left the team playing the last fifteen minutes with ten men. There were few surprises in Barça’s starting XI with plenty of changes from the team that beat Espanyol. Adriano had a recurrence of his ankle injury which meant Alves continued at right back with Montoya occupying the left side. It’s not quite clear why Marc Bartrá didn’t get a start but Puyol partnered Mascherano in central defence. Alex Song came in for Busquets and he was accompanied in midfield but the young pairing of Thiago and Sergi Roberto. Villa and Alexis started wide in attack while Cesc Fabregas was given another chance to play the false nine role.

via FC Barcelona 5 Cordoba 0 (Barça win 7-0 on aggregate).

via FC Barcelona 5 Cordoba 0 (Barça win 7-0 on aggregate).

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