Spanish Copa del Rey

Sevilla 0-5 Barcelona

Sevilla v Barcelona
Sevilla have not beaten Barcelona in the last nine attempts

Luis Suarez scored two goals as Barcelona produced a masterclass to beat Sevilla and win the Copa del Rey final for the fourth successive season.

Sevilla were 3-0 down at half-time, Suarez tapping home Philippe Coutinho's pass to open the scoring in Madrid.

Lionel Messi doubled the lead before setting up Suarez for the third.

Andres Iniesta added the fourth before Coutinho's penalty sealed Barca's first trophy since Ernesto Valverde took charge last May.

Sevilla, who had beaten Atletico Madrid on their way to the final, were completely outplayed in Atletico's Wanda Metropolitano.

At 1-0, Joaquin Correa missed a good chance from 10 yards out while Sandro Ramirez fired straight at keeper Jasper Cillessen after racing clear.

However, chances were few and far between as Barca eased to victory.

European also-rans but untouchable in Spain

This victory helped ease the pain of losing to Roma in the Champions League in astonishing circumstances.

Barca conceded a 4-1 first leg quarter-final lead as they lost the second leg 3-0 in Italy.

Yet there was never any doubt they would blow this game once Suarez made it 1-0 from inside the six-yard area.

Valverde's side turned on the style on the way to the club's 30th Copa del Rey triumph.

Iniesta hit the bar before Jordi Alba's sublime backheel allowed Messi to add the second, the Argentine's 40th goal for Barca this season.

Suarez produced a composed low finish to make it 3-0 before the interval.

Andres Iniesta
Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta is to make an announcement on his future after being strongly linked with a move to China

Barca refused to ease off in the second half, Iniesta finishing off another sublime move for the fourth goal after rounding keeper David Soria.

Coutinho completed the rout from the penalty spot after defender Clement Lenglet had handled inside his area.

Sevilla have not won since knocking Manchester United out of the Champions League on 13 March.

Man of the match - Andres Iniesta (Barcelona)

Andres Iniesta
Andres Iniesta skippered Barca to an outstanding win and capped a fine performance with a lovely goal before receiving a standing ovation from both sets of fans when he was substituted



  • 13Soria
  • 16Navas
  • 25MercadoBooked at 34mins
  • 5Lenglet
  • 18EscuderoBooked at 38mins
  • 15N'Zonzi
  • 10Banega
  • 17SarabiaSubstituted forLayúnat 82'minutes
  • 22VázquezBooked at 74minsSubstituted forNolitoat 86'minutes
  • 11CorreaSubstituted forRamírezat 45'minutes
  • 20Muriel


  • 1Rico
  • 3Layún
  • 6Martins Carriço
  • 9Ben Yedder
  • 14Pizarro
  • 23Ramírez
  • 24Nolito


  • 13Cillessen
  • 20Roberto
  • 3Piqué
  • 23Umtiti
  • 18Alba
  • 14CoutinhoSubstituted forDembéléat 82'minutes
  • 5BusquetsBooked at 74minsSubstituted forPaulinhoat 76'minutes
  • 4Rakitic
  • 8IniestaBooked at 67minsSubstituted forD Suárezat 88'minutes
  • 10Messi
  • 9Suárez


  • 1ter Stegen
  • 2Nélson Semedo
  • 6D Suárez
  • 11Dembélé
  • 15Paulinho
  • 17Alcácer
  • 25Vermaelen
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