Moroccan born Spanish striker Munir El Haddadi scored both goals as Barcelona beat Espanyol ...
Moroccan born Spanish striker Munir El Haddadi scored both goals as Barcelona beat Espanyol 2-0 on Wednesday to ease into the Copa del Rey's quarterfinals with a 6-1 victory on aggregate.
Lionel Messi, two days after collecting his record fifth Ballon d'Or award, played El Haddadi through with a long pass to score Barcelona's opener in the 32nd minute. The 20-year-old El Haddadi netted his second with two minutes left.
While the defending champions moved on, so did last year's finalist, Athletic Bilbao.
Bilbao got a first-half goal from Inaki Williams to win 1-0 at Villarreal and advance 4-2 on aggregate.
Celta Vigo finished off third-tier Cadiz 2-0 to advance with a 5-0 victory over two legs, while Las Palmas beat Eibar 3-2, matching the score from its first-leg victory.