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Barcelona in last 16

Madrid: Barcelona eased into the King’s Cup last 16 when goals from Pedro, Cristian Tello and Neymar secured a 3-0 second-leg victory at home to third-tier Cartagena on Tuesday for a 7-1 aggregate success.

Barca had to come from a goal down to win the last 32, first leg at the modest club on the south coast, who compete in a division one below Barca’s B team, 4-1.

Barca totally dominated the return at the Nou Camp and breached the massed ranks of the Cartagena defence three times through Pedro’s fine 31st-minute effort, Tello’s deflected shot with just over 20 minutes left and Neymar’s header two minutes from time.

Barca, the record winners with 26 Cups, will play top-flight rivals Getafe in the next round after they thumped second-division Girona 4-1 at the Coliseum in the Madrid suburbs to advance 5-2 on aggregate.