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Copa del Rey

  • December 22, 2011
  • • 21:00
  • • Camp Nou, Barcelona
  • Referee: José Luis González González
  • • Attendance: 56480
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Barcelona win Aggregate 10 - 0

Barcelona 9-0 Hospitalet (10-0 Agg): Andres Iniesta sustains injury as Catalans hammer minnows to progress to Copa del Rey round of 16

Barcelona 9-0 Hospitalet (10-0 Agg): Andres Iniesta sustains injury as Catalans hammer minnows to progress to Copa del Rey round of 16

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Pep Guardiola's men met no resistance as they romped past the Segunda Division B side to seal qualification for the next round of the Spanish cup

Barcelona cruised into the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey with a sound 9-0 thrashing of Hospitalet at Camp Nou on Thursday, winning the tie 10-0 on aggregate.

However, the Catalans also suffered an unfortunate development as midfielder Andres Iniesta was forced to leave the pitch with an injury in the first half after scoring a goal.

Pedro, Thiago Alcantara, Xavi and Tello also got on the scoresheet as Barcelona entered the half-time interval with a five-goal advantage. Further strikes by Isaac Cuenca (2), Thiago and Tello after the break rounded off a fine night for the hosts, who can now enjoy their winter break.

Pep Guardiola's men showed they meant business right from the start as they proceeded to lay a siege on Carlos Craviotto's goal.

It was not long before the opener came as in the 10th minute Cuenca earned a questionable penalty after he was allegedly fouled by Moussa Kandeh.

Pedro
dully converted, giving the Catalans a one-goal lead. Shortly after, Iniesta capped off a fine team move to make it 2-0, and in the 23rd minute Thiago took advantage of a horrible defensive error by Lucas Viale Ochoa to score his first of the night.

Just before the half-hour mark a painful collision between Iniesta and Craviotto saw the Spain international leave the pitch injured, much to the dismay of Barcelona.

Soon after, a great exchange of passes between Cesc Fabregas and Xavi saw the 31-year-old add another goal to make it 4-0.

Substitute Tello also got on the scoresheet before half-time as Barca entered the break with a five-goal lead.

The second period saw Cuenca find the target in the 49th minute, and Thiago completed his brace shortly after when he slotted home a penalty just before the hour mark.

Youngster Tello also netted his second goal soon as Barcelona were closing in on double digits result.

In the 81st minute Cuenca netted his second of the night to round off an impressive result for Pep Guardiola's team.

Barcelona will now rest during the holiday season before returning to action on January 8 when they travel to play Espanyol in league action.

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