Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:51AM
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In Spain’s Copa Del Rey, Barcelona have posted a 3-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao to claim a 4-3 aggregate triumph in the last 16 of the cup at Camp Nou.

All 3 members of the Catalan’s MSN attacking force were on target to help Baca make up for the 2-1 defeat in Bilbao last week. Luis Suarez gave the hosts a 1-nil lead in the 38th minute by volleying his 100th goal for the club.

Two minutes after restart, Brazilian ace Neymar won a penalty and converted to make it 2-nil for Barca.

Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar (R) vies with Athletic Bilbao's midfielder Javier Eraso (L) during the Spanish Copa del Rey (King's Cup) round of 16 second leg football match FC Barcelona vs Athletic Club de Bilbao at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on January 11, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

But, the visitors managed to hit back through Enric Saborit who thumped home a towering header to bring the tie all square.

The Catalans, however, were not discouraged and their familiar hero Lionel Messi scored the 31st free-kick of his career with 12 minutes remaining to give Barcelona a 4-3 aggregate win over Athletic Bilbao and also send them into the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey.