Barcelona set Copa date against Atletico


Barcelona will be Atletico's opponents as they beat lowly Elche 4-0 to seal a 9-0 win on aggregate. Leadig 5-0 from the first leg, the Catalans were ruthless, despite sending out a young team. Jeremy Mathieu's supeb curling free kick opened the scoring in the 21st minute and Sergi Roberto doubled the lead with a fine strike just before half-time. Three minutes later, though, Pedro netted a penalty to send the side into the break 3-0 up. With such a huge lead, the second half was largely academic, but Adriano popped up with a header in the final minute to make it 4-0 and put the gloss on a win that nearly reached doubled figures over the two legs. Villarreal face Getafe in the same half of the quarterfinal draw, with the winners facing Atletico or Barcelona in the semifinals.