Tuesday, 22 May, 2018

Iniesta says 'emotional' final may be his last for Barca

Barcelona star Lionel Messi GETTYLionel Messi is hoping to win the domestic double
Marlene Weaver | 22 April, 2018, 07:01

Valverde's charges rounded off an impressive first half when Suarez returned to bag a brace before the interval, the forward partnering with Messi before slotting a cool finish beyond Soria to round off an attacking move of the highest quality.

GK Jasper Cillessen, 7 - The Dutchman has never let Barcelona down on the rare occasion he gets the chance to play and he showed both sides of his game here. Credit has to go to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan club's fans for staying until the end of the game and making themselves heard.

Barca started the second half as they ended the first, with Andres Iniesta bagging the fourth goal with a fine individual effort after being played in by Messi.

This was the sixth time Iniesta has won the Copa del Rey, adding another trophy to a remarkable collection that already includes eight La Liga titles, three Champions League crowns and a World Cup.

They very almost got it right when the sides last met at the end of March in a league clash.

Iniesta scored the fourth in the 52nd after a quick exchange of passes with Messi.

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He will win a ninth La Liga title if Barcelona beat Deportivo La Coruna next weekend.

Iniesta himself has said that he has already made his mind up on his future, and now Bartomeu has confirmed an offer has been made to the 33-year-old. Arguably Sevilla's strongest defensive figure, his ability to track the movement of Suarez and keep him quiet could prove crucial to the Frenchman's side's success.

Sevilla's replies were brief and unsuccessful, Steven Nzonzi poking wide from the best one after meeting Jesus Navas' cross. He drove towards goal before lifting the ball over the oncoming David Soria at the near post and allowing the waiting Suarez to tap home.

In their last meeting, 88th and 89th minute goals from Messi and Luis Suarez were enough for Barcelona to salvage a very late point, and we'll certainly be hoping for similar drama come Saturday night!

In the end, 5-0 was how the clash ended as the Catalan giants are on course to clinch the league and cup double. If the Barcelona striker scores in the Copa del Rey final against Sevilla this evening he'll become only the second striker to score in five finals.

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