Never worried by his opponent, Barça won the bet against Bilbao (4-0) and won the Copa del Rey. Lionel Messi author of a double and Antoine Griezmann in particular, offer a first trophy to Ronald Koeman on the bench of FC Barcelona.
Ronald Koeman and FC Barcelona had a golden opportunity to grab a first trophy this season. In the Copa del Rey final, the Blaugranas faced Athletic Bilbao at Estadio Olimpico in Seville.
To make it to the final, the Basques struggled to get rid of Levante in the semi-final. For its part, Barça had dismissed Sevilla FC despite some cold sweats. For this poster, Ronald Koeman aligned a 3-5-2 with the duo Messi, Griezmann in attack.
Ousmane Dembélé started the match on the bench. Marcelino relied on a 4-4-2, Raul Garcia and Inaki Williams were partners at the forefront.
The start of the match was clearly Catalan and De Jong, well served by Messi in the box, saw his strike hit the upright (5th).
But the Athletic quickly identified the weaknesses of his opponent, especially on the stopped phases? and Inigo Martinez at the reception of a free-kick hit by Berenguer saw his attempt go just off (12th). In all the good offensive shots of his team, Messi made a small number in the box before seeing his shot well captured by Unai Simon (21st).
Lionel Messi elusive tonight
Back from the locker room, FC Barcelona thought to open the scoring. Although shifted by Messi to the right, Dest distilled an excellent cross in six meters for Griezmann who stumbled on Unai Simon (48th).
On a cloud, the Basque goalkeeper saved his family against Pedri and Busquets (52nd, 53rd). Quite logically, Ronald Koeman’s men opened the scoring on the hour mark. Messi still at the baton, shifted De Jong to the right whose center was taken over victoriously by Griezmann (0-1, 60 ‘). Three minutes later, the Blaugranas made the break.
On the left, Jordi Alba distilled a vicious cross for De Jong who with a plunging header deceived Unai Simon (0-2, 63 ‘). Unleashed, Barça delivered the coup de grace five minutes later.
Messi alerted De Jong who put him back in the box. La Pulga performed a small number before deceiving with a small net strike Unai Simon (0-3, 68th).
The Argentine international went there for his double at the reception of a center from Alba and took advantage of a hand fault from the Basque goalkeeper (0-4, 73rd). At the end of the match, Antoine Griezmann well launched by Messi thought to offer himself a double, but the VAR canceled the goal logically for offside (86th). Without trembling, FC Barcelona won its first trophy of the season.