Messi Tees Up Iniesta For Perfect Ending To Supreme Barca Career

  • Messi Tees Up Iniesta For Perfect Ending To Supreme Barca Career

Messi Tees Up Iniesta For Perfect Ending To Supreme Barca Career

Up 3-0 at halftime of the 2018 Copa del Rey Final, Barcelona have nearly certainly captured their fourth straight title in the competition. A domestic double now appears inevitable.

The Catalans boast a 12-point league lead over Atletico Madrid with five matches remaining, effectively clinching yet another league title. With such an emphatic victory, some of the bad vibes after their European exit will dissipate. Credit has to go to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan club's fans for staying until the end of the game and making themselves heard. It meant that Barcelona and Sevilla, who both played their respective games on Tuesday, have had three days to prepare for one of the most important games of the season.

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"He was playing a great game".

There was no sign of age catching up with the Spaniard at the Wanda Metropolitano where Iniesta capped a sublime performance by scoring Barca's fourth goal.

DF Sergi Roberto, 7 - Solid and dependable at the back, giving Joaquin Correa and any other player who drifted into his zone short shrift. forward.

Ernesto Valverde is expected to restore his big guns after resting them for the draw at Celta Vigo.

Sevilla offered little in reply as Barcelona lifted the Copa del Rey trophy once again, becoming the first team to win it four times in a row since 1933 when Athletic Bilbao achieved the same feat.

Lionel Messi provided another superb assist for Andres Iniesta to score the fourth goal for Barcelona in the 52nd minute.

"For me tonight is unforgettable", he said. 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.

MF Sergio Busquets, 8 - The holding midfielder finally looks to have recovered from his toe fracture and put on a masterclass on how to use the ball in midfield.

Sevilla's replies were brief and unsuccessful, Steven Nzonzi poking wide from the best one after meeting Jesus Navas' cross. "But that is without reducing and losing concentration and by staying focused all the time". 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.

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has confirmed that Andres Iniesta has received an offer to leave the club amid speculation he will move to the Chinese Super League at the end of the season.

The woodwork came to Sevilla's rescue on 28 minutes as Suarez slipped in Iniesta, whose deflected strike had the beating of Soria, but not the crossbar.