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Barca bounce back with Messi, Neymar and Suarez all among the goals

The trio struck as Luis Enrique’s side responded to their La Liga defeat on Sunday by producing a one-sided demolition of Elche.

Spain Soccer Copa del Rey The Barca players hug goalscorer Messi. Source: AP/Press Association Images

LIONEL MESSI, NEYMAR and Luis Suarez all found the back of the net as Barcelona destroyed Elche 5-0 in the first-leg of their last-16 Copa del Rey tie.

The breakthrough came on 34 minutes when Neymar side-footed home from close range and they turned on the style as Suarez and a Messi penalty made it 3-0 at half-time.
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Jordi Alba made it four early in the second half before Neymar added his second in the 59th minute to complete the scoring.
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The victory eases the pressure on coach Luis Enrique, who came in for criticism after dropping Messi to the bench as the Catalans were beaten 1-0 by Real Sociedad in La Liga on Sunday.

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