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COPA DEL REY

Sevilla 0-5 Barcelona: Spanish Copa del Rey final goals, result

Luis Suárez grabbed a brace as Barça thrashed Sevilla in Saturday night's Copa del Rey final at the Wanda Metropolitano.

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Barcelona's Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta (C) holds the trophy after the Spanish Copa del Rey (King's Cup) final football match Sevilla FC against FC Barcelona at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid on April 21, 2018. 
 Barcelona won 5
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Sevilla 0-5 Barcelona: match report

Barcelona were crowned champions of the Copa del Rey on Saturday night after blitzing Sevilla in the first half and finishing them off in the second. After reports seeped out that Ernesto Valverde's job was possibly on the line, Andres Iniesta and co. ensured that their manager would be employed for another 12 months at the least.

In what was the manchego's last final with the club, he lifted his 31st trophy, and scored a wonderful goal to boot. There are doubts as to whether the 33-year-old is leaving the club of his life too hastily and if his performance in the Wanda on Saturday night is anything to go by, there is merit to those doubts.

GRAF9530. BARCELONA, 21/04/2018.- El capitán del FC Barcelona, Andrés Iniesta, levanta el trofeo que les acredita ganadores de la Copa del Rey tras derrotar al Sevilla por 5-0 en el encuentro que han disputado esta noche en el estadio Wanda Metropolitano,
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GRAF9530. BARCELONA, 21/04/2018.- El capitán del FC Barcelona, Andrés Iniesta, levanta el trofeo que les acredita ganadores de la Copa del Rey tras derrotar al Sevilla por 5-0 en el encuentro que han disputado esta noche en el estadio Wanda Metropolitano,Kiko HuescaEFE

It was Luis Suarez who opened the scoring, however, after 14 minutes when Jasper Cillessen found Philippe Coutinho with a laser of a pass to set him free to tee up his teammate. Barcelona had no need for the rear-view mirror after that goal as they never looked back.

Messi slotted home after a neat Jordi Alba backheel to make it two after 31 minutes and Suarez poked the ball to the back of David Soria's net before the break to leave Vincenzo Montella's side with a mountain to climb in the second half.

Iniesta made it four after he exchanged a one-two with Messi inside the box, dropped his hips to sell Soria a dummy before slicing home from a tight angle. Coutinho got the fifth after Clement Lenglet handled the ball in the penalty area as the winter arrival won his first trophy in the azulgrana.

It was a fitting farewell for Iniesta, who was the man of the match, and was applauded off the field by both sets of fans as he was replaced late on. Valverde's future is safe at the Camp Nou, it seems, but a future without Andres Iniesta hardly seems like a future at all. But that's all ahead of this Barcelona side as their star said goodbye with yet another trophy to add to his incredible tally.

Sevilla vs Barcelona live: build-up

Sevilla vs Barcelona live: preview

There is a lot more at stake than just a trophy on Saturday night at the Wanda Metropolitano. The trophy that is the Copa del Rey is one thing but Barcelona are looking to win their first title under Ernesto Valverde, and he could be managing this game for his job too if reports before the game are to be believed. Sevilla are trying to ease their troubles after a topsy-turvy season that saw them sack Eduardo Berizzo, beat Manchester United in the last 16 of the Champions League, and look set to miss out on European football via the league.

For Barcelona, it will be Andres Iniesta's last cup final, as he looks to lift his 31st trophy with the club he joined as a boy; he will leave for China at the end of the season. Ernesto Valverde has his full squad to call upon as Sergio Busquets returns to full fitness and Sergi Roberto is allowed to play despite some confusion over a red card in LaLiga recently. Messi is out to break another record as he looks to score in five Copa del Rey finals, which would beat Telmo Zarra's 68-year accomplishment.

Sevilla can count on everyone bar two of their defenders. Right-back Sébastien Corchia is out along with central defender Simon Kjaer. The former is a longer term injury and has been out since January with a groin injust while Kjaer is out with a knee injury. 

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