Barcelona 4-1 Espanyol
This match was a fiercely contested😁 match than the league tie and tensions almost dented the beauty of the game⚽. The visitors drew first blood by capitalizing on an Alves blunder to take the lead but that lead was short-lived as Messi💫 inspired Barcelona🔷 to a convincing victory👌🏻. He leveled matters with an expert finish shortly after the visitors took the lead and whipped in a 35yard beauty of a free kick😍 to give Barca🔷 the lead. Pique and Neymar⚡ joined him on the scoresheet to hand them a vital advantage👍 🏻ahead of the 2⃣nd leg.
Atletico Madrid 1-1 Rayo Vallecano
Atletico Madrid fell behind to the home side in the 1⃣st half but 2⃣nd half substitute, Saul, earned the visitors a draw with a fine strike to leave the tie all square ahead of the second league. It looked like Rayo learnt👍🏻 from their defeat in the league tie as they gave a purposeful👏🏼 display in the cup tie.