COPA DEL REY

Barca end Cartegena's cup dreams

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Neymar scored for Barcelona against Cartagena during Copa del Rey.
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP)

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Neymar scored his sixth goal in seven days to cap Barcelona's 3-0 win over Cartagena on Tuesday as it advanced in the Copa del Rey on a 7-1 aggregate score.

With the round-of-32 matchup practically decided after Barcelona's 4-1 victory in the first leg, the match lacked pace at the start and Cartagena's Diego Segura almost snatched a goal when he curled a free kick off the upright in the 28th minute.

But three minutes later Pedro Rodriguez scored his third goal of the series before Cristian Tello's deflected shot sneaked inside the post in the 68th.

Neymar headed in Andres Iniesta's cross in the 88th to record his first goal in the competition.

Barcelona will face Getafe in the round of 16 after it brushed aside Girona 4-1 to go through 5-2 on aggregate.

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