With a double from Lewandowski, Barcelona gives Ceuta a hand and advances to the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey
Barcelona reached the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey this Thursday by beating the modest Ceuta 5-0, from the third category of Spanish football.
The azulgranas needed almost the entire first half of the match to unblock the game with a goal from Raphinha (41), but then goals from Robert Lewandowski (49, 89), Ansu Fati (70) and Franck Kessié (77) accumulated. to end the match.
Barça appeared at the Ceuta stadium with many rotations, which were noticed in the Barca game, with many inaccuracies at the start of the match.
The locals began the game with great intensity, pressing the exit of Barça, which after a few initial minutes of confusion took control of the ball, but without being able to make clear chances.
Ceuta closed well behind, leaving only the sides so that the Catalans could progress through Raphinha and Jordi Alba to try to put balls into the area, where Lewandowski was too closely watched.
Raphinha received on the edge of the area to unleash a cross shot that lodged in the Ceuta goal, close to the top of the post (41).
The goal gave the Catalans peace of mind, who returned from half-time more confident, against Ceuta, who, with nothing to lose, went to press Barça’s exit.
The Barça team was also more intense in pressing and stealing the ball, Kessié left it for Lewandowski, who scored with a shot close to the post (49), leaving the game well on track.
The Polish gunner would score again at the end of the match with another cross shot (89).
Xavi Hernández took advantage of the advantage to move the bench, already looking at his League commitment on Sunday against Getafe.
Ansu Fati, who entered for Ferran Torres (59), increased the score with a cross shot (70) and shortly after, Kessié joined the party with a header into the back of the rival goal (77) to finish sentencing the meeting.
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Ceuta: Mejias; Alain, Lafarge, Juan Gutierrez, Alfonso; Adri Cuevas, Reina, Antoñito, Aisar, Jota; and Rodri.
Barcelona: Inaki Peña; Bellerín, Eric García, Marcos Alonso, Jordi Alba; Kessié, Sergi Roberto, Pablo Torre; Raphinha, Ferran Torres and Lewandowski.
This was the fourth duel between Ceuta and FC Barcelona in the Copa del Rey.
Ceuta 0-3 Barcelona (Second Round, 2000/01)
Ceuta 0-2 Barcelona (First leg, 1/16 final, 2010/11)
Barcelona 5-1 Ceuta (Second leg, 1/16 final, 2010/11)
Ceuta 0-5 Barcelona (8th final, 2022/23)