Barcelona fight back to advance in Copa del Rey against Linares

Linares 1-2 Barcelona: Ousmane Dembele and Ferran Jutgla spare Xavi blushes as Barca come from behind to eliminate third division club in Copa del Rey tie

  • Barcelona came back from one goal down to beat Linares in Copa del Rey tie
  • Xavi’s men through to Round of 16 of competition after 2-1 win on Wednesday
  • Ousmane Dembele equalised for Barcelona, who trailed 1-0 after 20 minutes
  • Ferran Jutgla scored winner as Barca knocked out third division outfit  

Champions Barcelona survived an early scare as they fought back to secure a 2-1 win at third-tier side Linares Deportivo in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday that sent them into the Round of 16.

Barca made the trip to Andalucia missing several players due to COVID-19 and injuries, but coach Xavi Hernandez still decided to rest some key names for the last-32 tie and they fell behind in the 19th minute to a Hugo Diaz header.

Xavi then brought on Frenkie de Jong, Gerard Pique and Ousmane Dembele in the second half, with the French winger equalising with a low long shot that keeper Brimah Razak failed to stop.

A few minutes later, young academy striker Ferran Jutgla scored the winner with a cross-shot from the corner of the box after a counter-attack. 

Young academy striker Ferran Jutgla scored the winner as Barcelona beat Linares 2-1 

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