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FC Barcelona's U19A team are now into the UEFA Youth League quarter-finals, and will play against Lyon in the next round. Denis Silva's side defeated Hertha BSC in the Miniestadi, with a goal from Ilaix and a double from Alejandro Marqués (3-0).
Although it was still 0-0 at the break, it was a match that Barça dominated at all times. Ansu was the first to try his luck with a shot after only four minutes, and that served as a warning of what was to come.
Ilaix breaks the deadlock
A Marqués header, a powerful shot by Guillem, an opportunity from Mingueza and another chance from Ilaix all came and went, and it was after half-time when the latter tucked home (1-0, min 48) to give the hosts some breathing space. Barça continued to attack and a double from Marqués ended the tie as a contest (2-0, min 80, 3-0, min 83).
Lyon, who beat Ajax on penalties, will be Barça's next rival on 2/3 of April. The game will be played at the Miniestadi with a place in the semi-finals up for grabs.
Hertha BSC, 0
Barça: Tenas, Guillem Jaime (Sergi Rosanas, min 89), Comas (Rojas, min 65), Mingueza, Mika, Álvaro Sanz (Nico, min 89), Konrad, Ilaix (Lucas, min 72), Marqués, Jandro and Ansu (Nils Mortimer, min 72).
Hertha: Klatte, Rekik, Zografakis, Ngankam, Jastrzembski, Gurschke, Albrecht (Michelbrink, min 62), Kastrati (Ramic, min 75), Netz, Baak and Krebs.
Goals: 1-0, Ilaix (min 48). 2-0, Marqués (min 80). 3-0, Marqués (min 83).
Referee: Paul Tierney. Yellow cards for Ilaix, Álvaro Sanz, Rekik, Kastrati and Krebs.
Attendance: 1,056 supporters at the Miniestadi.
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