Barcelona did just enough to overcome Hospitalet in last night's Copa del Rey clash.

European and Spanish champions Barcelona laboured to a 1-0 victory in the first leg of their Copa del Rey fourth-round encounter against unfancied Hospitalet.

Andres Iniesta's 41st-minute strike was all that separated the Catalan giants from their third-tier opponents in front of a crowd of just 2,500 at Estadi La Feixa Llarga.