Record 30-times Cup winners FC Barcelona fell to Valencia in the Copa del Rey Final today, thus ending the Blaugrana’s four-year winning streak in this competition and also denying them a ninth domestic double. Kevin Gameiro and Rodrigo Moreno struck first-half goals for Valencia in the opening 33 minutes. Lionel Messi managed to pull one back for Barça in the 73rd minutes with a close-range finish. Unfortunately, the Blaugrana could not find the equalizer and will bring down the curtains to their 2018-2019 season with a league crown, but also with one victory in their final five matches which matches their worst run since 2000-2001 season.
Match Info (From Sport):
FC Barcelona: Cillessen, Semedo (Arturo Vidal, min. 45), Piqué, Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Busquets, Rakitic (Aleñá, min. 75), Arthur (Malcom, min. 45), Sergi Roberto, Coutinho y Messi.
Valencia CF: Jaume, Wass, Gabriel Paulista, Garay, Gayà, Parejo (Kondogbia, min. 63), Coquelin, Soler, Guedes, Rodrigo (Diakhaby, min. 87) y Gameiro (Piccini, min 71)
Goals: 0-1, Gameiro (min. 21); 0-2, Soler (min. 33); 1-2, Messi (min. 73).
Referee: Undiano Mallenco
Cautions: Gayà (min. 53), Piqué (min. 53), Kondogbia (min.70), Arturo Vidal (min. 88).