Ceuta (EFE) of the Copa del Rey with a resounding victory (0-5) against Ceuta, a RFEF First team.
The Catalan team arrived in Ceuta on the wave of the first title of the ‘Xavi Hernández era’, although it did so with many new features in its line-up due to the decision of the Barca coach to rotate for this match, giving entry to players who did not they had minutes in the Super Cup final.
Xavi Hernández kept Iñaki Peña, Bellerin, Marcos Alonso, Pablo Torre or Ferran Torres at bay, as well as others who barely enjoyed minutes on Sunday such as Kessie, Sergi Roberto or Raphinha.
Barcelona began to control the ball after the initial push from the locals, which allowed Raphinha to have the first option after twelve minutes, although his shot was lost, although in the next section the Barça team crashed against the system ceuta defensive
In this way, the game took place in the home team’s field, although it was not until minute 29 when the next opportunity came with a corner kick taken by Ñito González that Rodri headed into the side of the net. Just two minutes later, local central defender Robin deflected a Raphinha cross with a header that went just past the post.
Xavi Hernández’s team pressed hard in the final stretch of the first half, Raphinha crossed an internship excessively in the 34th minute and six minutes later the Brazilian player himself scored the first goal with a shot from the front set to the right post of Tomás Mejías.
With Gavi and Ansu in the field, everything changed
The second half, with Gavi on the field, was a monologue for the Catalan team, which widened the gap after five minutes with a service from Kessie that the Pole Robert Lewandowski did not miss.
The local team, with a triple change in their ranks eleven minutes into the second act, managed to breathe during the next part of the game but without disturbing Iñaki Peña in the least. However, an individual play by Ansu Fati allowed the visitors to open up the wound more with the third goal after 69 minutes.
Barcelona certified their dominance with the fourth goal, by Kessie, after a service from the Brazilian Raphinha, which was followed by the entry into the field of the youthful Ángel Alarcón to play the last eleven minutes.
In the final stretch Ansu Fati was able to sign the fifth in minute 84, but Tomás Mejías deflected the ball, and Lewandowski did not forgive in minute 89 and made it 0-5.
0 – AD Ceuta: Tomás Mejías; Alain, David Alfonso, Robin (Fabrizio Danese, min. 67), Juan Gutiérrez; Alberto Reina, Adri Cuevas (Pablo, min. 56), Jota (Julio Iglesias, min. 56), Ñito González; Aisar (Luismi, min. 56) and Rodri (Samu Casais, min. 77).
5 – FC Barcelona: Iñaki Peña; Bellerín, Jordi Alba, Eric García, Marcos Alonso (Christensen, min. 73); Sergi Roberto (Busquets, min.73), Kessie, Pablo Torre (Gavi, min. 46); Ferrán Torres (Ansu Fati, min. 59), Lewandowski and Raphinha (Alarcón, min. 79).
Goals: 0-1, m. 40: Raphinha. 0-2, m. 50. Lewandowski. 0-3, m. 69. Ansu Fati. 0-4, m. 76. Kessie. 0-5, m. 89. Lewandowski.
Referee: Juan Martinez Munuera (Valenciano Committee). Warned local Ñito González (min. 39).
Incidents: Match corresponding to the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey played at the Alfonso Murube stadium before some 6,000 spectators (full).