Copa del Rey: Barcelona beat Athletic Bilbao 3-1, Reach last 8
In Spain’s Copa Del Rey, Barcelona have posted a 3-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao to claim a 4-3 aggregate triumph in the last 16 of the cup at Camp Nou.
All 3 members of the Catalan’s MSN attacking force were on target to help Baca make up for the 2-1 defeat in Bilbao last week. Luis Suarez gave the hosts a 1-nil lead in the 38th minute by volleying his 100th goal for the club.
Two minutes after restart, Brazilian ace Neymar won a penalty and converted to make it 2-nil for Barca.
But, the visitors managed to hit back through Enric Saborit who thumped home a towering header to bring the tie all square.
The Catalans, however, were not discouraged and their familiar hero Lionel Messi scored the 31st free-kick of his career with 12 minutes remaining to give Barcelona a 4-3 aggregate win over Athletic Bilbao and also send them into the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey.