Copa Del Rey: Barcelona 9-0 Hospitalet – Barca Cover Their Arses, Crush Third-Tier Tiddlers (Photos & Highlights)

Chris Wright

23rd, December 2011

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By Chris Wright

After just pipping the first leg 1-0, Pep Guardiola covered his arse by naming an incredibly strong side in the return leg against Hospitalet at the Camp Nou last night – and it payed off, with Barcelona crushing the third-tier outfit thanks to goals from Pedro, Andres Iniesta, Xavi and braces from three players aged just 20: Isaac Cuenca, Thiago Alcantara and substitute Cristian Tello.

For the record, the result is Barca’s largest competitive (seeing as it was 9-0, maybe ‘competitive’ isn’t the right word) winning margin since Pep took over in 2008.

Indeed, the only blip on the night was an injury to Iniesta, who hobbled off on the half-hour mark after pinging a thigh muscle and is now expected to miss the next two-three weeks.

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  1. tommy says:

    Cuenca dive and talk about running up the score. How miserable that opposing team players feel now right before Christmas. The game was a cup game so goal difference at the end of the day is meaningless. They could have stopped at 3 or 4 goals and called it a day but Barca felt like a rape was in order. In a La liga game than I would understand since goal difference is all important when you are neck and neck with madrid but this is a cup game with no standings what so ever.

  2. Andrew says:

    Disgraceful, cynical, depressing. So what did that prove, exactly?

  3. Pkhakheria says:

    the champions league winners facing a third tier spanish side …that is a metaphor within itself

  4. George says:

    no player scored a hat trick, and the big names only netted one each… 9 is certainly more than necessary but i just don’t have that much of a problem with 20 year olds getting some goals, especially cause it looked like most of them were assisted, team goals rather than flashy individual dribbling and showing off (that would have been humiliating and showing off). probably a nice Christmas present for the young’uns and proud mamas and papas who were hopefully watching. Can’t say i think Jose and Madrid would have done it much different.

  5. joey barton's auntie says:

    @tommy: are u serious? did u ever play football?

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