Alexis Sanchez scored a quick brace to start the second-half, and Cesc Fabregas also found the back of the net after the restart as Barcelona defeated Levante 5-1 on Camp Nou to progress to the semifinal round of the Copa del Rey on 9-2 aggregate.
The Valencia side had taken the lead in the Catalan capital through a Sergi Roberto own-goal after just nine minutes, but Adriano restored level terms just before the half-hour mark and Carlos Puyol headed home the eventual winner in the 44th minute following Cristian Tello’s excellent corner.
Following are player ratings and analysis for all the Barcelona Players.
Pinto: Had no chance whatsoever on the Sergi Roberto deflection form Vyntra’s header.
Montoya: Combining well with Alexis down the right-hand side.
Puyol: Capped a solid first half with a goal from a corner.
Bartra: Completed an impressive 96% of his passes.
Adriano: Scored a spectacular goal with his left foot from distance.
Sergi Roberto: Scored an own-goal and was booked in a seven minute spell.
Song: Has made three tackles on the defensive side of the ball.
Iniesta: The maestro has already touched the ball 79 times.
Alexis: Wasted at least one chance to score.
Cesc: Not looking comfortable in the “false 9” role.
Tello: Excellent delivery on the corner for Puyol’s headed goal.
Pinto: Didn’t have to make a single save over the entire 90 minutes.
Montoya: Involved himself well going forward and played a part in the first Alexis goal.
Puyol: Will be happy to get another 90 minutes under his belt.
Bartra: Another solid outing for the ever-improving centre-back.
Adriano: The rebound from his shot just after the restart allowed Alexis to open his account.
Sergi Roberto: Settled nicely after an own-goal and booking early in the opening period.
Song: Completed 95% of his passes.
Iniesta: Was withdrawn at the break.
Alexis: In good position for a pair of tap-ins to close out the tie as a contest.
Cesc: Now the Copa del Rey’s co-leading goalscorer alongside Lionel Messi.
Tello: Picked up an assist and took four shots at target.
Pedro: Helped set up the Cesc goal with a nice pass to Alexis.
Afellay: Quite nearly scored shortly after his introduction.
Mascherano: Was introduced in the final minutes in place of Alexis.