FC Barcelona took a comfortable win in the Nueva Condomina by 3-0 thanks to goals from Paco Alcácer, Deulofeu and Jose Arnaiz. Coach Ernesto Valverde gave his version of events once the final whistle sounded in Murcia. “It was a typical cup game with our opponents sat back and trying to catch us on the counter. We tried to wear them out but in the first half we lacked ideas. Finally, we were able to score and in the second half, with the physical toll, we kept creating and we were able to score two more.”

Valverde continued: “We leave happy because we take away a good result. Furthermore, some players from the B side have made their debuts and some players who have not featured much also played.”

The Barça boss also had words of encouragement for the youngsters who impressed and the fringe players who also contributed to the win. “Arnaiz is a player who is excellent in one on ones, he always has goals on his mind and he could help us in the future. Alcácer is a player who always is there and he moves well between centre backs,” concluded Valverde. 

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