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No Messi, no problem as Barca go on Cup cruise

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Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi sat out Barcelona's Spanish Cup last-16 clash against second division Cordoba but he wasn't missed as his team cruised to a 5-0 win. 

Barcelona forward David Villa scores during the Spanish Copa del Rey clash with Cordoba at the Camp Nou on January 10, 2013. Barcelona won 5-0 despite Lionel Messi sitting the game out.

Leading 2-0 from the first leg, Barcelona were untroubled with David Villa (21 and 26min), Alexis Sanchez (55 and 85) and Thiago Alcantara (17) all grabbed goals.

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