Copa del Rey: With Messi as a figure, Barcelona were crowned champions after defeating Athletic Bilbao

To the Barcelona it reached him with a devastating second half and was crowned champion of the Copa del Rey after beating the Athletic Bilbao in the end. With an outstanding performance by Lionel messi, the Catalan team won by 4-0 at the La Cartuja stadium in Seville. It is the 31st trophy for the Blaugranas in this competition.

With Busquets, De Jong Y Pedri in midfield, behind Griezmann and Messi, and with Gerard Piqué Boot. Barcelona bet to be dominant at the beginning of the match. Lionel Messi, as usual, became the beacon in attack and the axis through which all offensive actions were strung.

Match summary

Already at four minutes, Messi leaked into the area and put a ball back for the entry of De Jong, who defined the post. Only moments later the Flea combined with Griezmann and tried a shot that ended in a corner. That was the highlight of a team that went from highest to lowest in the first half. With the passing of the minutes, the Catalan team deflated and the Athletic Bilbao he even had a chance to get ahead on a stopped ball.

In the second stage, Barcelona was going to give a show of forcefulness and, with a flurry of goals, was going to demolish its rival. About 13, Messi opened on the right to De Jong and this sent the center for the scoring entry of Antoine Griezmann, in a totally lawful position. Only four minutes was it going to take Koeman’s team to extend the account with a header of Frenkie De Jong.

With the 2-0 assured, the game opened and the most anticipated goal arrived: that of Lionel Messi. At 22 ?, after a great collective action and a combination with De Jong, he got into the area on the right and hooked towards the middle to define the goalkeeper’s far post. Then, just five minutes later he appeared through the center of the area and defined the goal after a cross from Jordi Alba.

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