BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — David Villa scored twice to raise his season total to 10 goals and Alexis Sanchez got his second and third goals of the season to lead defending champion Barcelona over Cordoba 5-0 Thursday night and into the Copa del Rey quarterfinals.
Resting Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Xavi Hernandez, Barcelona won the total-goals series 7-0 and will play against Malaga in the next round. Barcelona also plays at Malaga in the Spanish league on Sunday.
Thiago Alcantara put Barcelona ahead in the 17th minutes and Villa, who missed the second half of last season after breaking a leg, added goals in the 21st and 26th.
Sanchez scored in the 56th and 86th minutes. Villa came off late because of a cramp in his right leg.
Atletico Madrid tied Getafe 0-0 and advanced 3-0 to a quarterfinal against Betis, which beat Las Palmas 1-0 on Ruben Castro's 85th-minute goal for a 2-1 aggregate win. The other quarterfinals are Real Madrid-Valencia and Zaragoza-Sevilla.