Copa del Rey

Neymar equals Puskas' record in Copa del Rey final

In scoring in a third consecutive Copa del Rey final, Neymar became the first man to do so since Ferenc Puskas in the 1960s.

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Neymar equals Puskas' record in Copa final

Neymar scored Barcelona's second goal in a Copa del Rey-clinching 3-1 win over Alaves on Saturday, becoming the first player to score in three consecutive finals since Real Madrid great Ferenc Puskas.

FC Barcelona v Deportivo Alaves - Spanish King's Cup FinalNeymar celebrates at the end of the Copa del Rey

Barcelona have won three Copas del Rey in a row

Barca beat Athletic Bilbao in 2015 and Sevilla in 2016 to clinch back-to-back titles, with Brazil international Neymar netting in both games.

And as they collected a third straight Copa, Neymar was again on the scoresheet, putting Barca 2-1 up at the Vicente Calderon after Theo Hernandez had cancelled out Lionel Messi's opener.

Real Madrid's Puskas the last man to achieve the feat

The last player to score in three consecutive finals was Madrid's Puskas, between 1960 and 1962, although his side twice lost to rivals Atletico Madrid before beating Sevilla.