FC Barcelona is on Saturday, not been able to for the fifth year in a row, the Spanish cup to win. The team of basisspeler Jasper Cillessen lost in the finals in Seville with 1-2 of Valencia.
Kevin Gameiro and Rodrigo gave Valencia a 0-2 lead at half. Lionel Messi made the last twenty minutes still exciting, but a renewal was not for Barcelona.
Valencia won the Copa del Rey so for the eighth time and for the first time since 2008. Dertigvoudig cup winner Barcelona played its 41st Copa del Rey final and lost for the eleventh time.
Cillessen was for the third year in a row under the bar in the cup final. The thirty years keeper of Orange probably played his last game played for the Catalans, because he made a month ago, announced that he his development this year and wanting was is and this summer, wants to leave Camp Nou.
Barcelona will experience no great season, although the team at the end of april for the 26th time, the Spanish title veiligstelde. The club was in the Champions League, however, in the semi-finals eliminated by Liverpool, after a very painful 4-0 defeat in England.
Lionel Messi frustrated after the 0-2 Valencia. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Cillessen has little chance at tegentreffers
Barcelona had the injuries and without first keeper Marc-André ter Stegen and attackers Luis Suárez, Ousmane Dembélé and Kevin-Prince Now. Arthur and Philippe Coutinho were fit enough to start.
Valencia, which this season in La Liga as the fourth ended on 28 points of champion Barcelona, the Catalans from the beginsignaal difficult. After ten minutes, it was Cillessen helped by Gerard Piqué, which has a bet Rodrigo of the line up.
In the 21st minute it was still touch for the team of coach Marcelino. Striker Gameiro rammed the ball after a low cross from José Luis Gayá of a meter or fourteen hard behind Cillessen.
The goalkeeper of the Dutch national team was ten minutes later also stand a chance when the 0-2 Valencia. Rodrigo was completely free at the second pole, giving him a tight ball in from Carlos Soler of there could binnenkoppen.
Valencia picks up his first prize in eleven years. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Valverde grabs in at Barcelona
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde had to intervene in the peace and performed with Arturo Vidal to Arthur and striker Malcolm for defender Nélson Semedo two changes.
In the tenth minute of the second half came to Barça almost on 1-2, but Messi took aim after a nice action on the pole, and Vidal shot from the rebound.
Seventeen minutes before time, came the aansluitingstreffer still. A header from Clément Lenglet from a corner was saved by Valencia goalkeeper Jaume Domenech, but Messi responded alert in the rebound. It was the 51st hit of the Argentinian in his 51st duel of the season for Barcelona. He scored also in his sixth cup final.
In the spectacular final stage went to Barcelona on the hunt for the equalizer, but really great opportunities, was the team of Valverde, not more. Valencia failed to counter the 1-3, but that made the celebration after the final whistle, not less.
Rabid joy at Valencia after the final whistle. (Photo: Pro Shots)