Madrid rallies past Villarreal in Copa; Barça beats Ceuta

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid rallied to overcome a two-goal deficit in the first half and defeat Villarreal 3-2 to advance to the Copa del Rey quarterfinals for the second straight season. Dani Ceballos, Vinícius Júnior and Éder Militão scored for Madrid. Barcelona earlier kept momentum from its Spanish Super Cup triumph by routing third-division club Ceuta 5-0 to reach the last eight. Robert Lewandowski scored twice for Barcelona. The Catalan club beat Madrid in the Super Cup final on Sunday in Saudi Arabia to clinch its first title since Lionel Messi left in 2021. Raphinha, Ansu Fati and Franck Kessié also scored for Barcelona on Thursday.

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