Barcelona steered Athletic Club 4-0 in Seville on Saturday night, April 17 to win the Copa del Rey, their first trophy of the current season.
Lionel Messi struck twice, after goals from Antoine Griezmann and Frenkie de Jong, to guarantee a record 31st Copa del Rey, and their newest Copa title since seeing their bid for five in a row ended by Valencia in 2019.
Barcelona’s new president, Joan Laporta could be seen smiling watched his side get the first trophy of his second reign on huge night for the club in Seville who are still hoping to convince the star player,Lionel Messi to stay at the club beyond this season.
Messi put on an act to turn into the all-time record goalscorer in Copa finals, with 10, as he lifted the trophy for a seventh time.
Under-fire Ronald Koeman kept confidence in his 3-5-2 system and made some bold selections calls as Gerard Pique came in for Ronald Araujo, twice standing his ground against Inaki Williams in one-on-one circumstances.
Griezmann chose to begin, was the person who broke the halt, turning home a cross from versatile Netherlands international Frenkie De Jong .
Subsequent to making the opener for Griezmann, De Jong went as far as head home the second, from Jordi Alba’s cross, before Messi took centre srag.
Messi played a one-two with De Jong in the build up and scored twice, and Barca fans might dare to dream their football Savior will sign a new deal to stay at the club beyond this season, despite the fact that he’s now 33.