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Messi talks Barcelona’s ‘special’ Copa del Rey final win

Lionel Messi admitted it was a special feeling to lift the Copa del Rey as Barcelona captain on Saturday against Athletic in Seville. The skipper scored twice in an impressive 4-0 win for the Catalan giants that hands coach Ronald Koeman a first trophy as Barcelona boss. Messi spoke about the win after the match and how he was feeling. “It’s very special to be the captain of this club. It’s a very special Copa for me because I’m able …

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Athletic 0-4 Barça: Recap

Barcelona have won the 2021 Copa del Rey and are Spanish Cup champions for the 31st time in their history thanks to a spectacular 4-0 win over Athletic Bilbao in Seville. Barça were the better team from the start and scored four goals in a brilliant second half to win the trophy, and Lionel Messi scored twice in what could be his last final as a Blaugrana — and he lifted the Cup to top it all off. FIRST HALF …

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Athletic vs Barça: LIVE BLOG!

WELCOME TO THE ESTADIO DE LA CARTUJA!!! The new home of Spain’s cup deciders in Seville is the site of the 2021 Copa del Rey Final just two weeks after the 2020 title game. Athletic Bilbao are in it for the second time in a fortnight, but this time they face Catalan giants Barcelona in what promises to be a highly intense battle for the Spanish Cup trophy. This should be awesome, and you’re welcome to join us to follow …

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FC Barcelona News: 17 April 2021

COPA DEL REY FINAL PREVIEW | FC Barcelona v Athletic Club – FC BarcelonaFC Barcelona have a golden opportunity to win their first silverware of the Ronald Koeman era on Saturday at 9.30pm CEST as they take on Athletic Club in the Copa del Rey Final. Ronald Koeman, the final expert – FC BarcelonaOn Saturday Ronald Koeman will take part in his 31st final as a professional. The Barça appeared in 20 as a player and as a coach it …

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Laporta on Messi’s future: “Everything is progressing properly”

The future of Lionel Messi continues to be a hot topic at Barcelona and president Joan Laporta gave a brief update to the situation when speaking to Catalan media on his way to Seville for Saturday’s Copa del Rey Final against Athletic Bilbao. When asked by Deportes Cuatro about Messi’s renewal, Laporta was short and sweet: “Everything is progressing properly”. There isn’t much to take from those words, but Cuatro’s report says that Laporta is confident he can present a …

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Barça squad named for Copa Final

The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana are in Seville for the 2021 Copa del Rey Final against Athletic Bilbao, and Ronald Koeman has called up the following 26 players for the big game: Goalkeepers: 1. Marc-André ter Stegen, 13. Neto*, 26. Iñaki Peña, 36. Arnau Tenas Defenders: 2. Sergiño Dest, 3. Gerard Piqué, 4. Ronald Araujo, 15. Clément Lenglet, 18. Jordi Alba, 20. Sergi Roberto, 23. Samuel Umtiti, 24. Junior Firpo, 28. Óscar Mingueza Midfielders: 5. Sergio …

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Ter Stegen on Copa Final: ‘These are the games you live for’

Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen spoke to the press on Friday before the Copa del Rey Final against Athletic Bilbao in Seville. Ter Stegen, like the natural leader and captain he is, was very rational and honest in his remarks about why Barça lost El Clásico and the Spanish Supercup in January, but made it clear the tea is confident and better prepared to win on Saturday. The German spoke of how special these title games are for him, and …

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Athletic vs Barça: Preview

Athletic Bilbao vs FC Barcelona Competition/Round: 2021 Copa del Rey Final Barcelona Outs & Doubts: Ansu Fati, Neto, Philippe Coutinho (out) Athletic Outs & Doubts: Oier Zarraga, Peru Nolaskoain (out), Yeray Álvarez, Yuri Berchiche, Iker Muniain (doubt) Date/Time: Saturday, April 17, 2021, 9.30pm CET (Barcelona), 8.30pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 3.30pm ET, 12.30pm PT (USA), 1am IST (India, Sunday) Venue: Estadio de La Cartuja, Seville, Spain Referee: Juan Martínez Munuera VAR: José Luis González González How to watch on TV: …

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Marcelino says Athletic need an off night from Messi

Athletic Bilbao manager Marcelino García Toral is hoping to win the third cup final of his career against Barcelona this Saturday when the two teams meet in the 2021 Copa del Rey Final. Having won the 2019 Cup with Valencia and the 2021 Supercup with Bilbao last January, Marcelino knows how to beat the Blaugrana in a one-off title decider, and he shared some of that blueprint with the press on Friday. And it is not surprising that part of …

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