Lionel Messi got back from suspension to help direct Barcelona to a 2-1 success away to Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday (Jan 27) to arrive at the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey.
Barca overwhelmed the match and hit the woodwork multiple times yet second division Rayo took an unexpected lead in the 63rd moment when Barca attendant Neto neglected to manage a low cross and midfielder Fran Garcia jumped to package the ball over the line.
Rayo went searching briefly objective and were seriously gotten out on the break when Frenkie de Jong chose Antoine Griezmann and the Frenchman laid the ball off for Messi to space into the net from short proximity in the 70th moment.
The Argentine, who turned into Barca’s record appearance producer in the opposition with 76 Copa matches, was the planner of the second objective 10 minutes after the fact, delivering Jordi Alba down the left wing with a luxurious pass and De Jong polished off the protector’s cross to send the Catalans into the last eight.
Messi ought to have added a third objective in added time subsequent to dancing his way through the Rayo guard, however when it came to shoot he lost his balance and could just locate the side netting.
With this Barca is Now in the Quaterfinals of Copa Del Rey!