Goals from Philippe Coutinho and Ivan Rakitic ensured that Barcelona booked their place in the final of the Copa del Rey courtesy of a 2-0 victory over Valencia at the Mestalla Stadium this evening.
Leading 1-0 thanks to a Luis Suarez goal from the first leg, Coutinho opened his account for the club and Rakitic later added a second to break Los Che’s resolve during the second half, setting up a showdown with Sevilla.
The Blaugrana now have a chance of claiming a record-equalling fourth consecutive Copa del Rey trophy on the bounce, potentially taking their total tally to 30 titles since the tournament’s inception.
The blaugranes will now face Sevilla in the second ever cup final between the two clubs with the only precedent being Barça’s 2-0 win in 2016.
VALENCIA: Jaume; Montoya, Paulista, Garay (Vezo ’71), Gaya; Coquelin (Guedes ’55), Pajero, Kondogbia Rodrigo (Soler ’55); Vietto, Zaza
BARCELONA: Cillessen; S. Roberto, Umtiti, Pique (Mina ’83), Alba; Rakitic, Gomes (Coutinho ’46), Busquets, Iniesta (Paulinho ’65); Suarez, Messi