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Barcelona v Celta Vigo Betting Preview

Barcelona v Celta Vigo Betting Preview

The Catalan club on Thursday night defeated Celta Vigo 5-0 at home.

Celta Vigo, fresh off their draw with Real Madrid in LaLiga, will travel to the Camp Nou to play Barcelona in the Copa del Rey after holding Ernesto Valverde's side to a 1-1 draw at Balaídos a week ago.

Both Alba and Messi were rested for the 1-1 draw in the first leg, showing how Barca can struggle without their No.10.

Alba had provided the assists for Messi's strikes in the 13th and 15th minutes, and the Barcelona star returned the favor by setting up the left back to score in the 28th.

Roles were reversed on 28 minutes as Messi's angled ball found Alba who sneaked a shot in at the front post.

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"It's a luxury to have Leo in the side", Alba told Gol Television.

Valverde's chosen squad for the game includes Jasper Cillessen, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Nelson Semedo, Gerard Pique, Javier Mascherano, Thomas Vermaelen, Jordi Alba, Lucas Digne, Sergi Roberto, Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic, Iniesta, Paulinho, Andre Gomes, Carles Alena, Messi, Suarez, Ousmane Dembele and Jose Arnaiz.

Barca's onslaught continued with goal number four on 31 minutes, as Luis Suarez pounced on a sloppy backpass from Pione Sisto to hammer a first-time finish beyond the reach of Alvarez.

They had to score twice to get through after conceding two away goals in the 2-1 first leg defeat and just quarter an hour they had their first. The first Barcelona goal was a result of poor goalkeeping by Alvarez while the second was a fine team goal.

Also in the last eight of the Copa del Rey are Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Valencia, Leganes, Alaves, Espanyol and Sevilla.