The Catalans lifted the Spanish Tremendous Cup in Riyadh with a convincing overcome Actual Madrid, and after initially struggling to interrupt down Ceuta’s defence, ultimately the objectives arrived.
Robert Lewandowski struck twice, whereas Raphinha, Ansu Fati and Franck Kessie additionally netted for Barcelona, who’ve gained the Spanish Cup a report 31 occasions.
Xavi’s aspect took helicopters to Ceuta after flying to Malaga within the morning by jet, simply as they did when visiting the North African coast for a Spanish Cup match again in 2010.
Maybe the journey to the tiny Spanish territory which borders Morocco took one thing out of the Catalans, as they struggled to create hazard within the first half.
Coach Xavi Hernandez made a number of rotations which did not assist both, with solely Lewandowski ranging from the staff which gained the Spanish Tremendous Cup final Sunday.
Raphinha despatched a cross-shot large of the far publish, whereas on the different finish Rodri Rios despatched a harmful header into the side-netting.
Barcelona’s Brazilian winger Raphinha ultimately broke the impasse earlier than the break when he reduce inside from the appropriate and curled dwelling together with his left foot.
5 minutes into the second half Robert Lewandowski doubled Barcelona’s lead with a scientific end after good work by Franck Kessie.
Substitute Ansu Fati netted the third, driving into the realm from the left flank and firing into the far nook after 70 minutes.
Ceuta striker Rodri had an opportunity to tug one again for his aspect however mis-controlled a move and Barcelona’s reserve goalkeeper Inaki Pena stole in to gather the ball.
Former AC Milan midfielder Kessie added Barcelona’s fourth to spherical off his personal spectacular second half show, whereas Lewandowski curled dwelling a late fifth to seal the rout.
The quarter-final draw takes place on Friday.