Barcelona are through to the Copa del Rey quarter-finals after Ousmane Dembele scored a first-half brace in a 3-0 win over Levante.
2018/2019 Copa del Rey
Ousmane Dembele's brace and a second-half goal from Lionel Messi ensured Barcelona beat Levante 3-0 at Camp Nou, as they comfortably overturned a first-leg deficit to progress to the Copa del Rey quarter-finals.
Trailing 2-1 in the tie, Ernesto Valverde handed a start to Messi and he played a part in both of Dembele's goals before making sure of the aggregate victory by finding the net himself just after the break.
Defender Chumi featured in that game, even though he had been due to serve a suspension after picking up five bookings in the Segunda Division B, and Catalan told reporters prior to kick-off on Thursday that Levante would lodge an official complaint to the Royal Spanish Football Federation.
30'GOAL! Barcelona 1-0 Levante (Dembele)
GOOOOAAALLLL!!! BARCELONA 1-0 LEVANTE! Dembele opens the scoring in bizarre circumstances at Camp Nou to wipe out Levante's first-leg advantage. The France forward gets a huge slice of luck after taking Messi's pass in his path, as Postigo's attempted clearance hits his leg and deflects over Fernandez.
31'GOAL! Barcelona 2-0 Levante (Dembele)
GOOOOAAALLL!!! BARCELONA 2-0 LEVANTE! Just like that, Barca have an aggregate lead. Just like the first goal, Dembele converts following some good build-up play from Messi, with the Frenchman rounding Fernandez and scuffing a shot into the ground. The ball may well be spinning wide of goal, but a touch off Fernandez helps it over the line.
54'GOAL! Barcelona 3-0 Levante (Messi)
GOOOAAALLL!!! BARCELONA 3-0 LEVANTE! There is no denying Messi this time! It is a well-worked third goal for the hosts, as Dembele picks out the run of Semedo, who in turn squares it to Messi to delicately flick the ball past Fernandez. The club-record goalscorer shows great balance and the finish is as clinical as ever.
Barcelona XI: L. Messi, I. Rakitić, Vidal, Jordi Alba, Philippe Coutinho, Jeison Murillo, Jasper Cillessen, Lenglet, Semedo, Arthur, O. Dembélé
Subs: L. Suárez, Piqué, Sergio Busquets, M. ter Stegen, S.Roberto, D.Suárez, Carles Aleñá
Levante XI: Coke, Aitor Fernández, Postigo, J.Campaña, Prcic, M. Simon, Cabaco, Bardhi, E.Boateng, Mayoral, Rober
Subs: P.López, Doukouré, Toño, Morales, Jason, Koke, R. Dwamena