The result of this two legged tie was almost settled in the favour of Barcelona in the first leg at Levante, but the Spanish champions made absolutely sure with a professional and ruthless performance at the Nou Camp last night. The weather was awful, but the team warmed the home fans up with five goals and a place in the Copa Del Rey semi-finals.
The opponents in that semi will probably be Real Sociedad and they must be wondering if they have any chance at all after Barcelona won 5-1 without Messi and made the aggregate score 9-2 against decent La Liga opponents. Messi was rested and Alexis Sanchez was given a chance to shine in the middle. He grabbed it with both hands and scored a nice brace.
Andres Iniesta put on a fantastic show and looks like he is getting back to his best form, which is great news for Barca with a tough Champions League tie coming up against Manchester City as well as a very tight race unfolding in La Liga.
Barcelona did have to come from behind when Levante got very lucky with a huge deflection, but it did not last long. Adriano smashed a trademark equaliser from long distance, Puyol continued his comeback with a header to take the lead and, after Alexis’ two, Fabregas put a nice gloss on the game with an arrowed finish to make it five.