Barcelona cruised past Real Murcia in the second leg of their Copa del Rey round of 16 tie, with five different scorers getting their names on the scoresheet, in what was a footballing masterclass at the Nou Camp.

Ernesto Valverde took the opportunity to rest some key players and call up some Barcelona B players and some fringe first-team players to give them some valuable minutes. As expected, they dominated throughout, scoring five goals and maintaining 71% of the possession.

Paco Alcacer started the rout in the 16th minute and Gerard Pique, Aleix Vidal, Denis Suarez also chipped in with some more goals, before Jose Arnaiz slammed in the final nail of the coffin in the 79th minute.

Aleix Vidal, whho started only his second game this season was cast upfront, rather than his usual right-back role. PLaying as a part of a front three, the 28-year-old didn’t disappoint, scoring 1 and assisting another.

Paco Alcacer didn’t disappoint either, scoring his 3rd 4th goals of the season in what was only his fifth start this season.

But it was the youngsters of the game who stole the spotlight. Fans heaped praise on the likes Jose Anraiz, Carles Alena, Denis Suarez and Oriol Busquets, who all put in superb shifts on the night.

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