Perhaps the most surprising aspect of Barcelona’s rout of Hercules is that the score was 1-1 in the first leg.
Even without the likes of Leo Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez, Barcelona eased to victory.
Lucas Digne opened the scoring on 37 minutes played. Ivan Rakitic scored the second from the penalty spot.
Rafinha made it 3-0 with a stinging shot from the edge of the box on 50.
Then Arda Turan got involved, scoring a second half hat-trick. The third was a beautiful curler from the edge of the box.
Paco Alcacer also scored for Barcelona – the seventh goal of the game.
Barcelona’s next game is in La Liga on January 8, 2017 – at Villarreal away.