Barcelona vs Valencia: Messi and company upset in Copa del Rey final


Valencia beat Barcelona 2-1 to win the Copa del Rey on Saturday, finishing the Spanish bosses’ four-year series of wins in the challenge and denying them a household twofold.

Kevin Gameiro and Rodrigo Moreno struck first-half objectives to give Marcelino’s overwhelming Valencia control of the last in Seville’s sweltering Benito Villamarin arena.

Record 30-times Cup champs Barcelona battled without harmed advances Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele, however, Lionel Messi manoeuvred the Catalans once more into the game with short proximity wrap up.

Goncalo Guedes botched a plated edged opportunity in stoppage-time for Valencia yet they clutched win their first significant trophy since last lifting the Cup in 2008.

“I’m so upbeat on the grounds that for me, my family, it’s unimaginable,” said Valencia chief Dani Parejo. “A club like Valencia merits significantly more happiness like this. I don’t have the words, it’s mind-blowing.

“We’ve impacted the world forever in an extremely noteworthy year, our century year.”

Valencia completed fourth in La Liga following a solid second 50% of the period, achieving the Europa League semi-finals and consummation an amazing effort with this triumph.

On the other hand, Barcelona’s battle fallen in the last fortnight as they discarded a three-objective Champions League semi-last lead to be dispensed with by Liverpool before neglecting the Cup out of their hands.

Barcelona was offering to lift themselves from their mortification on Merseyside by verifying the ninth local twofold in their history, however regardless of Messi’s endeavours, they were over-kept running by a decided and well-bored Valencia side.

Gerard Pique was compelled to tidy Rodrigo’s exertion up to the line before Gameiro shot Marcelino’s side ahead in the 22nd moment after great work from Jose Luis Gaya.

The Catalans neglected to make openings and Rodrigo gestured home the second after Carlos Soler whipped a ball over the substance of objective.

Messi hit the post with a wonderful outside-of-the-boot exertion before opening home the bounce back when Jaume Domenech spared Clement Lenglet’s header for his 51st objective of the period, however, it was insufficient.




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