Barcelona 5-0 Elche
Lionel Messi and Neymar returned as Barcelona ended a turbulent few days with a 5-0 thrashing of Elche in the Copa del Rey.
The pair were rested for Sunday's loss at David Moyes's Real Sociedad, and it was Neymar who opened the scoring after being set up by Luis Suarez.
Suarez's low shot and a Lionel Messi penalty ensured a 3-0 interval lead.
And Jordi Alba's composed finish and a fierce Neymar drive confirmed the win in the first leg of the last 16 tie.
Barcelona will meet either Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid in the quarter-finals, unless Elche produce something incredible in next Thursday's second leg.
- 1ter Stegen
- 22Dani Alves
- 3PiquéSubstituted forSamperat 76'minutes
- 18AlbaSubstituted forAdrianoat 61'minutes
- 9L Suárez
- 11NeymarSubstituted forPedroat 67'minutes
- 31El Haddadi
- 2SuárezBooked at 42mins
- 3RocoBooked at 45mins
- 18PelegrínBooked at 78mins
- 21Albácar Gallego
- 5CismaSubstituted forFragapaneat 73'minutes
- 4Rodríguez Lombán
- 10CorominasBooked at 58minsSubstituted forÑíguez Esclapezat 60'minutes
- 9HerreraSubstituted forCristian de Jesusat 60'minutes
- 7Ñíguez Esclapez
- 8González Morales
- 17Rodríguez Romero
- 22Cristian de Jesus
- 31Freixanet Viejo
- David Fernández Borbalán
- Shots on Target