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January 29, 2014 4:00 PM EST
Camp Nou — Barcelona
Referee:‬ Alberto Undiano‎
Attendance:‬ 25551‎
 
28′ Adriano
Sergi Roberto 9′ (OG)
44′ Carles Puyol
 
 
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Barcelona 5-1 Levante (agg. 9-2)

The hosts strolled into the semifinals of the Copa del Rey with a thrashing of Les Granotes, with the likes of Cesc Fabregas and Cristian Tello running proceedings

By Miles Chambers

  • José Pinto Colorado
    0
    0
    2.50

    José Pinto Colorado

    Watched motionless as Levante opened the scoring. That was about his only moment of note in the match as the majority of the game was played in Levante's half.

  • Montoya
    0
    0
    3.00

    Montoya

    Looked good bombing forwards for Barca from right-back. Handled the - little - attacking pressure that came from Levante's left.

  • Carles Puyol
    0
    0
    3.50

    Carles Puyol

    The Barca veteran scored a terrific header with half-time looming and kept his backline marshalled well for most of the game, Levante's opener aside.

  • Bartra
    0
    0
    3.00

    Bartra

    Showed plenty of desire to put in effort at both ends. His poor marking was to blame for the Levante goal, however.

  • Adriano
    0
    0
    3.50

    Adriano

    A sweetly-struck curler started Barca's barrage of goals at Camp Nou and he harassed Levante's right flank with runs up the pitch throughout. His deflected effort which came off the crossbar was turned in by Alexis for the fourth, too.

  • Cesc Fàbregas
    0
    0
    4.00

    Cesc Fàbregas

    The centre of attack for Barca in Messi's absence in the first half. He was hauled deeper in the second half, but his influence could still be seen as he pulled the strings from midfield. Got a deserved goal before being brought off.

  • Andrés Iniesta Luján
    0
    0
    3.00

    Andrés Iniesta Luján

    Fine passing and neat dribbling, but more muted than he might've liked. Was withdrawn at half-time in place of Pedro.

  • Alex Song
    0
    0
    3.00

    Alex Song

    Did his job without ever looking remarkable in the middle of the pitch. The one or two forays forward he did make weren't very successful.

  • Sergi Roberto
    0
    0
    3.00

    Sergi Roberto

    Had a dreadful start after scoring an own goal (without knowing much about it) when Vyntra headed against his back, before getting booked. His performance improved afterwards, though, and he put in a decent showing.

  • Alexis Sánchez
    0
    0
    4.00

    Alexis Sánchez Top of the Match

    Quiet in the first half but showed lightning fast reactions to enable him to jab in two tap-ins early in the latter 45 minutes. A menace.

  • Tello
    0
    0
    3.50

    Tello

    Extremely lively and his corner gave Puyol his first goal of the season. Instigated the third goal with a lovely through-ball for Montoya.

Substitutions

  • Javier Mascherano
    1
    0

    Javier Mascherano

    Subbed on late in the game for Alexis.

  • Ibrahim Afellay
    0
    0

    Ibrahim Afellay

    Brought on for Fabregas with around 20 minutes left on the clock.

  • Pedro
    0
    0
    3.00

    Pedro

    Brought on at half-time for Iniesta and spiced up the Barca attack somewhat.

  • Javi Jiménez
    0
    0
    1.50

    Javi Jiménez Flop of the Match

    Hindered by the wet conditions but will nonetheless be gutted with his showing at Camp Nou. The first, third and fourth goal could all have been stopped, though part of the blame can be put at his defence's feet.

  • Loukas Vyntra
    0
    0
    2.50

    Loukas Vyntra

    Rose highest to nod the opening goal in via Roberto's back, giving Levante a sliver of hope before they crumbled inthe latter two thirds of the game. His performance after his main impact of the match was uninspiring.

  • Juan García García
    0
    0
    2.00

    Juan García García

    Chased shadows in defence when Barca played with the intricacy they're famed for.

  • Nikos Karabelas
    0
    0
    2.00

    Nikos Karabelas

    Totally overwhelmed by Barca attackers in the second half and was another who was slow to react for the hosts' third and fourth goals.

  • Issam El Adoua
    0
    0
    2.50

    Issam El Adoua

    Put his body on the line with some long shots and Bartra's overhead kick attempt. His marking was sloppy, though.

  • Nagore
    0
    0
    2.50

    Nagore

    Relatively anonymous except for a fine cross which Pedro Rios should have put into the back of Barca's net in the second half.

  • Rubén
    0
    0
    2.50

    Rubén

    Brought off midway through the second half after failing to impress against the likes of Fabregas and Song in Catalunya.

  • Sergio da Silva Pinto
    0
    0
    2.00

    Sergio da Silva Pinto

    Booked following two silly tackles early in the game before picking up a thigh injury and being hauled off with a third of the match played.

  • Pedro Ríos
    0
    0
    2.00

    Pedro Ríos

    Should have scored a sitter when Levante were 4-1 down on the night, but instead skied the simple shot way over the crossbar. Not a great moment in a below-par performance.

  • Camarasa
    0
    0
    2.00

    Camarasa

    The youngster was booked for pointless pulling on Iniesta in the first half and was no match for the likes of the Spain international in midfield.

  • Ángel
    0
    0
    2.50

    Ángel

    Outnumbered up front and starved of service, really. Brought off with a third of the game to go.

Substitutions

  • Jordi López
    0
    0

    Jordi López

    Brought on late in the second half for his debut.

  • Pallardó
    0
    0
    2.50

    Pallardó

    Brought on with 30 minutes to play but made little impact on the match.

  • Aloys Nong
    0
    0
    2.50

    Aloys Nong

    Brought off the bench in the first half and was mostly running around after the ball as Barca dominated proceedings.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Lionel Messi Lionel Messi
Striker
Barcelona
5 0
Cesc Fàbregas Cesc Fàbregas
Midfielder
Barcelona
4 1
Ángel Di María Ángel Di María
Midfielder
Real Madrid
4 1
Raúl García Raúl García
Midfielder
Atlético de Madrid
4 0
Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
3 2