Barcelona vs. Alaves: 5 Things We Learned

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Barcelona vs. Alaves: 5 Things We Learned

On paper, it might have appeared a pretty insignificant win for a Barcelona reserve team against the second division minnows from Vitoria-Gasteiz.

Despite being down on the night briefly, the Barca understudies quickly rallied to produce a comfortable 3-1 victory and a 6-1 aggregate win to advance to the last-16 of the Copa del Rey.

Two goals from David Villa and one from Christian Tello continued the dream start to Tito Vilanova's rookie season as head coach.

And while the headlines weren't so huge on this occasion, there were plenty interesting side stories to the game.

Here are five things we learned...

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