Celta Vigo Beat Real Madrid, 2-1
Celta Vigo beat Real Madrid 2-1 in the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday.
It was in the second half that Mario Bermejo had put Celta ahead in the 56th minute after the break with a low, back-post finish and substitute Christian Bustos scored two minutes after his 76th-minute arrival.
Real Madrid managed to pull one back when Cristiano Ronaldo latched onto an overhead pass from Xabi Alonso to pull one back in the 86th minute and this proved to be an important away goal for Jose Mourinho’s men, just before the second-leg next month.
Barcelona Beat Cordoba,2-0
Messi scored his 87th and 88th goal leading Barcelona to a 2-0 win over second-tier club Cordoba.
Barca took the lead in the 11th minute when Messi tapped into an empty net from David Villa’s pass.
Messi received a cross from Alexis Sanchez to beat Saizar and went on to score his 21st double of 2012 in the 74th minute.
“Messi is extraordinary,” Barcelona defender Dani Alves said. “In every age there is always a player that stands out, and right now he is the reference point, just like Pele and Maradona were in their time.”