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Barcelona breeze into quarters

Barcelona beat Elche 4-0 at Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero and will face Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey quarterfinal after easing past 9-0 on aggregate. Manager Luis Enrique rested key names with a 5-0 first-leg cushion and named six Barcelona B players in his squad, handing Gerard Gumbau a debut.

His side led through Jeremy Mathieu's superb free-kick and Sergi Roberto smashed a brilliant second.

Pedro netted from the penalty spot before the break and Adriano's injury-time header completed the scoring. They will now meet Atletico who earlier knocked out rivals Real Madrid, over two legs, beginning with home advantage at the Nou Camp on 21 January.
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