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Copa del Rey
January 16, 2014
• Coliseum Alfonso Pérez, Getafe
Referee: Jesús Gil
• Attendance: 5500
Barcelona win Aggregate 6 - 0
L. Messi 44', 63'
So that's that in Madrid tonight - two more goals from Lionel Messi and another Copa quarter-final on the horizon, but Neymar's injury will be undoubtedly a cause for concern with Manchester City on the distant horizon. Thanks for joining me tonight - stick with Goal for all the reaction!
No stoppage time at all, and the whistle goes - 2-0 on the night, 6-0 on aggregate, and Barca are in the quarter-finals!
Strong run from Tello but Alexis can't turn away from his man on the edge of the area. Barca come again with Song now.
Tello cuts inside and fizzes a shot just over the bar from the resulting corner. Got to give a lot of credit to Codina for that save from Messi - he stayed big and stuck out a strong arm and leg to block a certain goal.
Barca just knocking the ball around in Getafe's half at present. Messi snatches the ball and skips his way through but Codina denies him the hat-trick.
Great skill from Alexis but his pass to Dani Alves is overhit and runs through to Codina. The match seems to be winding down now.
Credit to Getafe, who are continuing to press Barca high up the pitch despite being well out of the tie. Messi tries a one-two with Alexis but the ball is scrambled away to safety.
COLUNGA - fine save! Vigaray finds space in behind Adriano and picks out Colunga near the penalty spot but Pinto gets a strong hand to his low shot.
Tello steps over the ball and drives for the byline but his cross is straight to Rafa's feet. Sergi Roberto brings it forward for Barcelona again but Getafe have it back with Castro after the youngster's misplaced pass.
Getafe concede possession on halfway to allow Barca the ball back from a throw in. Luis Garcia, watching on from the touchline, looks a little wearied by that.
ALEXIS - not too far away! The Chilean burst down the right and rifles a shot across goal but he can't keep it on target from a tight angle.
Almost a costly slip for Song, who loses his footing to allow Lafita to break, but the ball gets away from him and Barca have it back.
Well what a moment this is. Cesc Fabregas comes off to be replaced by Xavi, who, 15 years on from his debut, makes his 700th appearance for the club. Not too shabby.
Pinto punches it clear and Cesc leads the break, but Messi's eventual effort is claimed by Codina.
Messi and Cesc combine again to set up a change for Tello but Vigaray recovers well with a block. At the other end, Puyol concedes a corner...
Rodriguez - who was rather bamboozled by Messi a minute ago - is replaced by Diego Castro.
GOOOAAAAALLLLLLL! LEO MEEESSSI!! What a finish from the Argentine! Just after Getafe had launched their own attack, Messi turns away from Rodriguez and bursts through two further challenges before skipping away from Codina and firing home left-footed. Sublime stuff from the Barca star!
Rafa halts Cesc's run and the ball breaks to Pedro Leon again. He squares up to Adriano and bends a dangerous cross in but Barta is again there to head clear.
Pedro Leon is straight into the action, racing clear of Adriano down the right and crossing into the six-yard box but Barta deals with it well.
Sarabia's night comes to an end as Pedro Leon takes to the field.
Brilliant pass from Cesc to pick out Alexis but his cross is poor. Messi tries to work the ball back into the area but Rafa snuffs out the initial danger and the ball is back wing Song near halfway.
Yellow Card Lisandro López
Colunga's been lively this half. He brings down a long ball very well and tries to chip Pinto from 25 yards but Pinto is well positioned to catch it.
Good pressure from Getafe as Colunga turns the ball back across and forces Bartra to head clear. Better from the hosts.
Alexis tries to trick his way towards the area but loses possession and Lafita brings it forward. Getafe force a corner off Song thanks to Sarabia's shot...
Sarabia picks the ball up wide left but his ball to the opposite flank sails out of play. Getafe are playing with renewed vigour in this half, but with no joy as yet.
Tello! Another good chance for the winger! Messi runs at the heart of Getafe's defence and slides the ball across for Dani Alves. The Brazilian's deep cross drops to Tello but he volleys handsomely wide.
Vigaray looks for Lafita but it runs on through to Pinto. Getafe get it back quickly though with Rodriguez and they look to attack once more.
The floodlights went out briefly during the break, but they're back working fully now as Barca look to build an attack with Adriano.
We're back underway!
It's believed Neymar has suffered an ankle sprain, with further checks to be carried out tomorrow. Early indications suggest he could be out for two to three weeks, and could miss the game against Manchester City. Not great news for the Blaugrana as the teams come back out here in Madrid.
The main talking point from that half will be the injury to Neymar, who seemed to damage his ankle after falling awkwardly when stretching for the ball. Alexis has also had to be stretchered off for the home side in a stop-start 45 minutes, but if Getafe go all out to restore some pride in the tie then we could well see an entertaining second half. Do stick around!
45' + 1'
And that's half-time. Not as entertaining as the first leg but Barca remain in control, with Lionel Messi's goal enough to give the visitors a 5-0 aggregate lead.
Good skill again from Tello to evade Vigaray but his cross can only find a cluster of blue shirts. Into stoppage time we go.
GOOOAAAALLLL!!! Out of nothing, Messi puts Barca in front! Tello finds space in the area and puts in a cross, and Messi just gets to the ball ahead of Rafa to divert it into the far corner. That should be the tie over now.
Chance for Lafita! Colunga puts Barta under pressure from a high ball and Lafita picks it up and drives for the edge of the area, but his shot is just too high.
A strange moment there for Alexis - Messi's throughball runs away from Alves and into the path of the Chilean, but he can only prod tamely at Codina as he tries to keep his balance.
Another half-chance for Barca. Some delightful close control from Messi gives him the space to chip the ball to Sergi, but his layoff to Cesc is quickly closed down and Getafe clear.
A bit careless from Barca as Dani Alves goes back to Barta, who can only kick the ball out of play under pressure from Sarabia. It's back with the visitors quickly, though.
Close there for Tello! Barca break again and Cesc lays it left to the winger, who cuts inside and aims for the near post but misses by a few inches. Codina may well have just got a finger to that.
Cesc with an effort which sums up the half there, digging a shot out from under his feet which sails over from 25 yards. Lisandro Lopez has now come on for Alexis. He's managed three goals this season, perhaps he could liven things up...
Another corner for Barca but it's wasted, as Song receives the short ball from Alexis and tries to pick out Messi but the Argentine can't keep it in.
Another injury problem, this time for Getafe: Alexis is down in the area and Lisandro Lopez is warming up on the sidelines. Looks to be a groin problem.
Another chance for Tello! Song flicks on Messi's corner and Lago totally miskicks the ball, but is across quickly to block Tello's shot and turn it behind for another corner.
Sarabia gives it away to Batra and Tello races clear on the counter, but his touch is heavy and Rafa slides in to clear. Good covering from the centre-half.
The pace has slowed right down now. Messi tries to open up some space but is quickly closed down by Michel. Cesc then picks out Alexis but Lago stands up and wins it back.
Lafita tries to put Puyol under pressure but ultimately he bundles over Dani Alves and it's another free kick. Barca try to launch an attack with Cesc.
Messi tries to pick out Adriano but Codina is alert and gathers the ball. Neymar, meanwhile, is being helped down the touchline, hopping on his left leg. Not good news for Barca.
Sergi Roberto is clipped and it's another free kick. All looks a bit scrappy at the moment. It seems as though Neymar's evening has come to an end, though - Alexis is ready to replace him.
Neymar looks in pain here - he's receiving treatment after landing awkwardly following that run and cross.
Dani Alves does well to pick out Neymar on the far side and his cross is turned behind by Rafa.
Yellow Card Juan Rodríguez
Rodriguez then earned himself a booking after chasing down the loose ball and sliding a little too heartily into a challenge against Adriano.
CHANCE - great save from Pinto! Sarabia flicks on a cross into Rodriguez's path, and he volleys unmarked from point-blank range only for Pinto to block his effort away. A great save, but Getafe should be ahead.
Messi strikes it but it curls into the arms of Codina for a comfortable save.
Yellow Card Alexis
Early booking for Alexis as he clumsily slices down Neymar. Free kick chance for Messi...
Lafita robs Neymar and tries to lead a counterattack after exchanging passes with Sarabia, but Barca win it back.
Getafe with a free kick this time but the flag is up for offside against Vigaray. A lively start for the youngster so far.
Chance for Tello! Messi's delivery eludes Dani Alves and drops to Tello at the far post, but he slices his effort high and wide from close range.
Lively footwork from Adriano draws a tackle from Vigaray and the referee awards a free kick in a dangerous position.
Space suddenly opened up there for Messi from Sergi Roberto's pass, but Vigaray just gets a foot in to block the Argentine's pass to Neymar.
Alert stuff from Pinto there as Colunga tried to make waves through the middle. Decent start from the home side.
MESSI! Close call for Getafe there. Neymar runs at the penalty area and tees up the Argentine who fires just wide of the near post.
Barca have quickly settled into their rhthym, with Getafe looking to press when the ball is in their own half.
And we're off in Madrid!
The teams are out and the centre-circle formalities are nearly over - kick-off is moments away! Join me at @JoeWright004 to get involved with tonight's proceedings...
Earlier this evening, Real Sociedad bounced back from a recent thrashing to put Villarreal out of the Copa with a 1-0 win, while Real Madrid and Atletico booked their passage before tonight. Espanyol, Athletic, Levante and Racing Santander are also through to the next round, leaving just the one spot for Getafe or Barca.
Barcelona bring a 4-0 first-leg advantage to Alfonso Perez tonight, thanks to doubles from Messi and Cesc in the meeting at Camp Nou. Can the home side harbour any hopes of overturning the deficit? Well, 10.4% of you think they can at least win the game, according to our preview poll...
So Messi makes his first start in two months, while Neymar is also handed a place alongside him in attack. Xavi, who is looking to make his 700th appearance for Barca, has to settle for a place on the bench, along with Valdes, Pique, Pedro, Alexis, Mascherano and Montoya.
And the big news for Barca fans tonight: Messi starts alongside Neymar! Pinto; Dani Alves, Puyol, Bartra, Adriano; Song, Sergi Roberto, Cesc Fabregas; Messi, Neymar, Tello.
Tonight's hosts Getafe line up as follows: Codina; Vigaray, Alexis, Rafa, Lago; Lacen, Michel; Lafita, Rodriguez, Sarabia; Colunga.
Tonight's game may seem almost something of a formality after Barca's resounding first-leg win, but Tata Martino has opted for a fairly strong side, it's fair to say... Details on the way!
Welcome one and all to Goal's LIVE! coverage of Getafe v Barcelona in this Copa del Rey second-leg tie!
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