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Barcelona star makes an outrageous claim about Lionel Messi

Barcelona star makes an outrageous claim about Lionel Messi

Celta Vigo: Sergio 5, Hugo Mallo 5, Sergi Gomez 5, Andreu Fontas 5, Jonny 5, Daniel Wass 5, Stanislav Lobotka 5, Jozabed 5, Iago Aspas 6, Maxi Gomez 5, Pione Sisto 5.

Lionel Messi was the star of the show, as he struck twice within the first 15 minutes of the game.

In the 28th minute, Messi sent a curling pass from deep towards Alba who duly obliged and slid to send the ball at the back of the net.

The tie petered out in the second half but French global Ousmane Dembele showed why Barca shelled out £138m for him by dribbling past three defenders from the halfway line before being denied by a desperate tackle.

Barcelona is hoping to punch its ticket to the Copa del Rey quarterfinals, but it must overcome a pesky Celta Vigo in order to do so on Thursday.

Barca eventually claimed a fifth on the night to compound the visitors' misery, Ousmane Dembele lifting a corner into the box for Ivan Rakitic to bury home with a free header into the top corner of the net from 10 yards out.

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And Alba has explained why Messi is "such a luxury".

They had to score twice to get through after conceding two away goals in the 2-1 first leg defeat and just quarter an hour they had their first.

Sevilla also progressed with a 2-1 win at home to second-tier Cadiz for a 4-1 aggregate. Unzue made six changes to the team that drew 2-2 against Real Madrid in the weekend.

Wissam Ben Yedder, after 31 minutes, and Joaquin Correa in the 54th minute, were on target for Vincenzo Montella's team.

Despite losing 2-1 at Villarreal, who are now sixth in La Liga, Leganes progressed on away goals having won the first leg 1-0.