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Barcelona Lift Copa In Magical Masterclass Against Sevilla

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 21: Andres Iniesta of FC Barcelona shows the trophy to teammates and their children after beating Sevilla 5-0 in the Spanish Copa del Rey Final match between Barcelona and Sevilla at Wanda Metropolitano stadium on April 21, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images) Purchase a licence Standard editorial rights Custom rights What are Standard Editorial Rights? SML 3000 x 2014 px | 25.40 x 17.05 cm @ 300 dpi | 6.0 MP Size Guide £485.00GBP ADD TO BASKET Details Restrictions: Strictly Editorial Use Only. Credit: Denis Doyle / Stringer Editorial #: 949846870 Collection: Getty Images Sport Date created: 22 April, 2018 Licence type: Rights-managed Release info: Not released. More information Source: Getty Images Europe Object name: 99871960 Max file size: 3000 x 2014 px (25.40 x 17.05 cm) - 300 dpi - 3.44 MB More from this eventView all
Barcelona Lift Copa In Magical Masterclass Against Sevilla

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.

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Andres Iniesta added the fourth before Coutinho’s penalty sealed Barça’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 Barcelona eased to victory and this victory helped ease the pain of losing to Roma in the Champions League in astonishing circumstances.

Barça 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.

Barcelona 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, but the night was all about Barcelona’s captain Iniesta.

The Spain legend came off to a standing ovation from both sets of fans.

“I will say what the decision is this week,” he said.

“I think it’s a little clear but we will see.”

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Iniesta has played 670 times for Barcelona and won 31 trophies, including eight La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues. He is likely to win a ninth Spanish title as Barcelona are 12 points clear with five games to go.

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