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Neymar, Messi help Barcelona rout Elche 5-0 in Copa del Rey

Updated: 2015-01-09 10:20

Neymar, Messi help Barcelona rout Elche 5-0 in Copa del Rey

Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates a goal against Elche during their Spanish King's Cup soccer match at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona January 8, 2015. [Photo/Agencies]

"It was important to win away even though their last-minute goal complicates things for us, I still think it's a good result," said forward Gerard Deulofeu. "We'll have to kill it off at home in the Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium."

Deulofeu passed to Gamerio whose shot rebounded off the post and landed back in Deulofeu's path for the first in the 32nd minute.

Granada missed a chance just before halftime when midfielder Manuel Iturra's cross pinpointed striker Isaac Success on the penalty spot, but Success headed it over the crossbar.

Gameiro took advantage of a defensive mix-up in Granada's penalty area to tap in Ever Banega's well-placed free kick in the 53rd.

Lass Bangoura pulled one back in his Granada debut on loan from Rayo Vallecano when his free kick went straight through the defenders' wall in injury time.

"I'm happy to have scored that goal, although Sevilla was playing very well," Bangoura said. "We've lost and now we'll have to wait for the return leg."

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