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Barcelona win 2-1 away to Ibiza in Copa del Rey

Antoine Griezmann scores the winner against UD Ibiza
Griezmann calmly slotted the winner against UD Ibiza in the 94th minute

Copa del Rey record holders Barcelona survived a scare to beat third tier UD Ibiza 2-1 in the round of 32.

Barca, winners of the event 30 times and in four of the past five seasons, rested Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique but started Antoine Griezmann.

On a plastic pitch at the Can Misses stadium, Ibiza took a ninth-minute lead through Javi Perez.

But France international Griezmann equalised after 72 minutes and added the winner deep into injury time.

With the capacity increased from 4,500 to a sell-out 6,445 especially for the first meeting between the teams, a carnival atmosphere intensified when Perez ghosted in to slot into the corner from 15 yards.

Barca's pressure finally told midway through the second half when Griezmann levelled from similar range, evading his marker to collect a neat Frenkie de Jong through ball and stroke in left-footed.

Javi Perez opens the scoring for Ibiza
Ibiza had taken a ninth-minute lead through Javi Perez

Awarded a bye through to the last 32 in this season's revamped structure, which comprises single-leg matches apart from the semi-finals, Barca needed the fourth minute of added time to secure victory in new coach Quique Setien's second match at the helm.

In heavy rain, his team broke swiftly and Griezmann escaped again to dispatch another clinical left-footed finish.

Ibiza are managed by former Barca player Pablo Alfaro, who played alongside Setien for three years at Racing Santander.

Since the club was formed in 2015, replacing UD Ibiza-Eivissa and backed financially by president Amadeo Salvo, they have won promotion twice in three seasons to sit third in their Segunda Division B group and this was their first season in the Copa del Rey.

Line-ups

Ibiza

  • 13Parreño
  • 22López DelgadoBooked at 61mins
  • 4De La Fuente De La Iglesia
  • 5Gómez
  • 2GrimaBooked at 88mins
  • 17Pérez Mateo
  • 14NúñezBooked at 90mins
  • 15Lara GrandeSubstituted forSiboat 77'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 8CaballéSubstituted forCarbiá Barreraat 86'minutes
  • 9RodadoSubstituted forMendozaat 73'minutesBooked at 78mins
  • 11Nascimento Oliveira

Substitutes

  • 1Anacker
  • 6Arranz Albertos
  • 7Carbiá Barrera
  • 10Cirio Olivares
  • 16Quintanilla Urionabarrenetxea
  • 18Mendoza
  • 20Sibo

Barcelona

  • 13Murara Neto
  • 20Roberto
  • 15Lenglet
  • 24Firpo
  • 21de Jong
  • 2Nélson Semedo
  • 4RakiticSubstituted forVidalat 81'minutes
  • 28PuigSubstituted forArthurat 71'minutes
  • 31FatiBooked at 90mins
  • 17Griezmann
  • 27PérezSubstituted forAlbaat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 8Arthur
  • 18Alba
  • 22Vidal
  • 23Umtiti
  • 29Ruiz
  • 40Brandáriz
Referee:
Pablo González Fuertes
Attendance:
6,500

Match Stats

Home TeamIbizaAway TeamBarcelona
Possession
Home22%
Away78%
Shots
Home7
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home23
Away7

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Wednesday 22nd January 2020

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