Watch the video highlights of Barcelona vs Elche 5–0 match of Copa Del Rey over here. Barcelona have taken lead of five goals against Elche for the qualification of quarter final in this season’s Copa Del Rey. Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar scored at Camp Nou. Although the return leg of the round yet to be played but it looks like Barca have already qualified for the next round. Scroll down to watch highlights of Barca vs Elche match
Barcelona vs Elche Match Highlights, Summary
Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Alves, Pique, Alba, Bartra, Mascherano, Rakitic, Roberto, Messi, Suarez, Neymar
Substitutes: Samper 75′, Correira 60′, Pedro 66′
Elche: Tyton, Cisma, Lomban, Suarez, Albacar, Pelegrin, Roco, Fajr, Pasalic, Coro, Herrera
Substitute: Gragapane 72′, Jonathas 57′, Niguez 63′.
Many Barcelona supporters were left asking why tinkerman Luis Enrique had rested Gerard Pique, Dani Alves, Ivan Rakitic, Neymar and Messi in the previous Sunday’s difficult clash against Real Sociedad. Most of them were available on the pitch against Elche who are currently the worst side in La Liga this season.
Barcelona vs Elche 5–0 Highlights of Copa Del Rey
Barca missed lots of great chances in the first half. The Brazilian winger Neymar should have been awarded a penalty when he was bounced off the ball by Damian Suarez but the referee waved away the appeals. But he made a huge contribution in this win after scoring the opening and final goal for Barcelona.
Former Liverpool forward Suarez also scored his first goal in this competition. Just before five minutes of first half, he scored the second goal for Barca to doubled the lead. Luis Suarez has now scored in all competition in which he played for his new club Barcelona.
— Fcb one touch (@fcb_OneTouch) January 8, 2015
Pedro was put through by Suarez and should really have played the return pass but went for the lob instead and was wide with his finish, Suarez did little to hide his disgust. He at least had his fourth goal in a Barca shirt and the team had reminded everyone what they are capable of. Andres Iniesta was benched against against in Copa Del Rey.
The involvement of Lionel Messi was a surprise after he was dropped against Real Sociedad. He also skipped training on Monday and followed Chelsea on Instagram to create a flurry of rumors suggesting he will join the British club.
It went all good for Barcelona as they made another huge win. On the other side, their El Clasico rivals Real Madrid defeated By Atletico in first leg by 0–2. The return leg of Barcelona vs Elche will be played on 16 January 2015 at the home ground of Elche.