Posted: Wednesday December 12, 2012 4:39 PM

Messi scores twice as Barcelona beats Cordoba 2-0

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MADRID (AP) -Lionel Messi scored his 87th and 88th goals of the year Wednesday to give Barcelona a 2-0 win at Cordoba in the first leg of the round of 16 in the Copa del Rey.

Having broken German great Gerd Mueller's 40-year-old record for most goals in a year on Sunday, Messi added to his tally in the 11th minute by tapping into an empty net from David Villa's pass.

Messi received a cross from Alexis Sanchez to score his 21st double of 2012 in the 74th.

Also in the last 16, Sevilla trounced Mallorca 5-0. Later, Atletico Madrid hosts crosstown rival Getafe and Celta Vigo entertains Real Madrid.

In the last 32, Eibar advanced on the away goal rule after drawing 1-1 with Athletic Bilbao for the same overall score.
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