FULL-TIME, Ceuta 0-5 Barcelona: A great second half, a clean sheet, a dominant win, and a spot in the quarterfinals. Perfect night.
GOAL!!! Ceuta 0-5 Barcelona (Lewandowski 90’): IT’S FIVE!!! Barça win the ball high up the pitch again and Eric García finds Lewandowski who curls a beauty into the bottom corner for his second of the night!
GOAL!!! Ceuta 0-4 Barcelona (Kessie 77’): IT’S FOUR!!! Barça extend their lead as Raphinha puts in a beautiful cross from the right and Kessie arrives in the box to head it home!
GOAL!!! Ceuta 0-3 Barcelona (Fati 70’): IT’S THREE!!!! Barça finish the job on the counter attack as Jordi Alba finds Ansu Fati all alone on the left and the Prince cuts inside on his right foot and finds the bottom corner!
GOAL!!! Ceuta 0-2 Barcelona (Lewandowski 50’): BARÇA DOUBLE THE LEAD!!! Franck Kessie wins the ball at the edge of the box as Ceuta try to play out from the back and finds Robert Lewandowski who puts it through the keeper’s legs and into the net!
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Ceuta 0-1 Barcelona: Back underway in Ceuta!
HALFTIME, Ceuta 0-1 Barcelona: Barça took a long time to get into the game, but eventually established their dominance, started finding spaces and scored with their first real chance of the half. They have to play much better in the second half to get more goals and kill this one off.
GOAL!!! Ceuta 0-1 Barcelona (Raphinha 41’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD!!! Raphinha receives a pass at the edge of the box, works the ball to his left foot and fires a beautiful curling shot into the bottom corner!
KICKOFF! Ceuta 0-0 Barcelona: And we’re underway in Ceuta!
WELCOME TO THE ESTADIO ALFONSO MURUBE!!! This tiny, cozy stadium in the Spanish territory of Ceuta in the African continent is the site of the Round of 16 clash between hosts Ceuta and Barcelona, who come into this one after winning the Spanish Super Cup looking to continue the good run of results and advance to the Spanish Cup quarterfinals with a win against the worst team in the Third Division. This should be fun, and you’re welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. Vamos!
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Starting XI: Peña; Bellerín, Eric, Alonso, Alba; Kessie, Roberto, Torre; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Ferran (4-3-3)
Substitutes: Ter Stegen (GK), Tenas (GK), Christensen, Kounde, Balde, Busquets, Pedri, Gavi, Dembélé, Fati, Alarcón
Starting XI: Mejías; García, Lafarge, Gutiérrez, Alfonso; Cuevas, Reina; González, Ahmed, López; Ríos (4-2-3-1)
Substitutes: Romero (GK), Barreda, Télis, Macías, Iglesias, Gil, Casais, Moyano, Redondo, García, Brene
Competition/Round: 2022-23 Copa del Rey, Round of 16
Date/Time: Thursday, January 18, 2023, 8pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 7pm GMT (UK), 2pm ET, 11am PT (USA), 12.30am IST (India, Friday)
Venue: Estadio Alfonso Murube, Ceuta, Spain
Referee: Juan Martínez Munuera
VAR: Guillermo Cuadra Fernández
HOW TO WATCH
On TV: Not Available (USA, Canada, UK, India), Startimes Sports Arena (Nigeria), Movistar Liga de Campeones (Spain), others
Online: ESPN+ (USA), Movistar+ (Spain), others
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