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Barcelonas reserves rout Hercules 7-0 in Copa del Rey
Published : Thursday, 22 December, 2016 at 10:02 AM,  Read :  250  times.
Barcelonas reserves rout Hercules 7-0 in Copa del Reyjamuna sports desk: Barcelona overcame a slow start to down Hercules 7-0 in the second leg of the 2016-17 Copa del Rey Round of 32 on Wednesday night at the Camp Nou.

After being held to a stunning 1-1 draw in the first leg, a hat trick from Arda Turan helped the second-stringers to a comfortable victory at Camp Nou.

The Digne goal was significant as it marked the first goal scored one of Barcelona's six summer arrivals. Former Valencia striker Alcacer then became the second summer signing to score with his second half goal, which snapped his goal drought of 650 minutes.

The defending champions got off to a slow start, but the game opened up after defender Lucas Digne got on the board with a shot from inside the area in the 37th minute.

Despite the first-leg setback, Barcelona coach Luis Enrique stuck to the reserves and gave some extra time off to Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar and Gerard Pique after they played in the team's last league game of 2016 at the weekend.

Turan, Rakitic, Rafinha and Javier Mascherano were the only seasoned players starting against Hercules on Wednesday, which marked the team's final game of the year.

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