Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Pedro scores treble as Barca crush Huesca in Cup

17 December 2014, 10:34

Barcelona - Pedro hit a first-half hat-trick as Barcelona cruised into the last 16 of the King's Cup with a 8-1 second leg demolition of lower league Huesca at the Camp Nou on Tuesday.

Barca fielded a second string side without Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez following their 4-0 first leg win and it was the chance for Pedro to shine with his third treble for the club.

He nodded home the opener after 20 minutes and then finished clinically from an Andres Iniesta pass. Sergi Roberto swept in a Martin Montoya pass on the half hour and Iniesta turned well in the box before slotting past keeper Dani Jimenez.

Pedro completed his hat-trick when he smashed the ball into the roof of the net before the break.

Further goals came from Adriano, Adama Traore and Sandro Ramirez but the Spanish third tier side did get a consolation from Gaspar Galvez.

Paco Alcacer hit a brace for 10-man Valencia as they drew 4-4 with Rayo Vallecano in a pulsating match at the Mestalla and went through to the next round 6-5 on aggregate.

Also read: Australian whistleblower slams FIFA for Garcia rejection

Valencia appeared to be easing to victory having won the first leg 2-1 and with Alcacer giving them the lead after eight minutes but were then guilty of sitting back against Rayo who they had also beaten 3-0 at the weekend in La Liga.

Jozabed Sanchez and Alejandro Pozuelo brought Rayo back into the contest before they went ahead in the tie through Jonathan Pereira before half time.

Valencia came out after the break with more fight and they were aided by an own-goal from Jorge Morcillo.

Adrian Embarba scored again for Rayo before Alcacer and Rodrigo Moreno brought the score to 4-4.

Rodrigo was sent off 10 minutes from the end for kicking out at Morcillo.

Elsewhere, Celta Vigo beat Las Palmas 4-3 on aggregate and Almeria came out on top 6-4 in their tie with Real Betis.

- Reuters


WRAP: English Premiership

21 October 2016, 19:13

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Apologise for attack on Auditor G...

Apologise for attack on Auditor General, President Uhuru Kenyatta is told by Kisumu Senator Anyang Nyong'o. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Quit if you can't fight corruptio...

An MP has told President Uhuru Kenyatta to quit office if he cannot fight corruption. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Investigate Uhuru, Ruto for corru...

Investigate President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto's offices over corruption, CORD leader Raila Odinga has said. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Its a 1 horse race to State House...

Its a 1 horse race to State House, DP William Ruto has mocked the CORD Coalition. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Enjoy your time left in power, We...

CORD Co Principal Moses Wetangu'la has told the Jubilee Coalition to enjoy its last few months in power before it is voted out in the 2017 elections. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Stop hiding in State House and sa...

ODM MP's have called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to release drought aid and to stop sitting on public funds. Read more...