By FOOTBALL MINDS
Barcelona vs Murcia 5-0 Highlights & Goals
29 November 2017.
1-0 Paco Alcacer
3-0 Alex Vidal
4-0 Denis Suarez
Barcelona 5-0 Murcia: Barcelona through to the next round of the Copa del Rey in style as five different scorers highlight a five-star showing against third-tier Real Murcia, capping off an 8-0 aggregate victory for the LaLiga leaders.
Barcelona will have a three-goal buffer entering the return leg of their Copa del Rey tie with Murcia on Wednesday, with the second match taking place at the Catalans' iconic Camp Nou stadium.
Manager Ernesto Valverde is expected to rotate his squad and rely on some of his fringe players, knowing Murcia don't present much of a threat at this stage of the tournament.
Barcelona cruised into the last 16 of the Copa del Rey after an emphatic 5-0 win over Real Murcia on Wednesday.
Aleix Vidal played a starring role as Barcelona thrashed Real Murcia 5-0 on Wednesday thanks to a brilliant second-half display to secure an 8-0 aggregate win in the Copa del Rey.
Barca are hoping to win the competition for a fourth year in succession and had little difficulty seeing off Murcia, with Vidal – very much a fringe player at the club – catching the eye as Ernesto Valverde's men booked their place in the last 16.
Paco Alcacer scored the opening goal after good work from the former Sevilla wing-back, though it was one of very few highlights in a tepid first half.
Barca stepped things up several notches after the break, playing with much greater attacking intent and they ultimately blew their visitors away.
It came as little surprise when the second goal came, as Vidal set up Gerard Pique before then getting himself in on the act with a fine header.
Denis Suarez and youngster Jose Arnaiz completed the rout late on, sending Barca through in emphatic style.
As expected, it was all Barcelona during the early exchanges and eventually they crafted a meaningful chance 16 minutes in, which was buried to end Murcia's resistance.
Vidal darted into the penalty area and his shot was deflected into the path of Alcacer to nod past the helpless Alex Santome in goal.