Barcelona vs Leganes: Lionel Messi scores in 5-0 Copa Del Rey win for Catalans

Barcelona vs Leganes: Lionel Messi scores in 5-0 Copa Del Rey win for Catalans

- Barcelona vs Leganes' game in the Copa Del Rey ended 5-0 in favor of the Catalans

- Lionel Messi scored a brace for Barcelona in this encounter at the Nou Camp

- They are now through to the quarterfinal of the Copa Del Rey

Reigning Spanish champions Barcelona have qualified for the quarterfinal of this season's Copa Del Rey after beating Leganes 5-0 at Camp Nou on Thursday night, January 30.

Barcelona refused to give Leganes any chance in the first half with the duo of Ansu Fati and Sergio Busquets controlling the midfield superbly for the Catalan giants.

The hosts scored their first goal in fourth minute through France international Antoine Griezmann who powered in a superb strike sending goalkeeper Ivan Cuellar the wrong way.

Catalans had another chance to score the second goal in the 8th minute when Lionel Messi delivered a brilliant assist for Nelson Semedo, but his shot went wide.

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Clement Lenglet netted the second goal for Barcelona in the 28th minute as the Catalans went into the dressing room with two-goal lead.

Barcelona continued with their superb performance in the second half with Lionel Messi netting the third goal in the 59th minute before Arthur scored the the fourth goal in 78th minute for the Catalans.

Lionel Messi scored his second goal at the death for Barcelona to win the encounter 5-0.

Earlier, had reported how reigning Spanish champions Barcelona reportedly turned their attention to Chelsea winger Willian with the Catalan giants said to be preparing £20 million bid for the Brazilian.

This is not the first time that the Brazil international will be linked with a move to Nou Camp, but this time around, it appears that Barcelona are in for real business.

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Last season when Maurizio Sarri was in charge at Stamford Bridge, Barcelona also came with the aim of luring Willian to Spain which the Blues' chiefs rejected.

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