Video: Magical Messi nets twice as Barcelona ease past Celta Vigo

By Mutala Yakubu
Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi has scored 14 goals and assisted 10 others in his past 14 Copa del Rey games

Lionel Messi scored twice in the opening 15 minutes as Barcelona thrashed Celta Vigo to reach the Copa del Rey quarter-finals.

A weakened Barca side drew the first leg 1-1 last week.

But they named a stronger line-up for the home game, and Messi swept in twice from Jordi Alba crosses.

The Argentine then set up Alba to slide home a goal, Luis Suarez scored from Pione Sisto's poor back-pass and Ivan Rakitic headed a late fifth.

It was the first time Alba, who has assisted seven of Messi's strikes this season, has been involved in three goals in a Barcelona game.

Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are also in the last eight, along with Valencia, Leganes, Alaves, Espanyol and Sevilla.

Source:BBC