translated from Spanish: Barcelona is crowned Champion of the Copa del Rey with a goal against Athletic Club

FC Barcelona beat Athletic Club 4-0 on Saturday in the Copa del Rey final held at La Cartuja Stadium, an unrivalled match for the Azulgrana who are champions two years later thanks to the great display led by Messi and De Jong.Ronald Koeman’s project cut the drought of the box culé and savored a Cup as the first title. The Basques, who played their second final in two weeks after losing to Real Sociedad, were at the mercy of a Barca who turned their dominance into goals in 12 lethal minutes in the second half. Griezmann, De Jong and a Messi double shattered Athletic’s repeated dream of lifting the Cup 37 years later, six finals lost since then. Both teams had their particular rematch and Koeman’s took it out of the Super Cup against Marcellin’s at the beginning of the year also in Seville, to take the 31st Cup to the showcases of the Camp Nou that presides over Laporta again.Fifteen days later, Athletic was able again the stage, the pressure to take out the barge. As before the Royal, Marcellin’s painting gave too much, everything, the prominence to the opponent, a Barca who felt comfortable playing and overcoming lines until generating occasions. Without pressure up, Koeman’s came easily. Within five minutes De Jong sent the ball to the stick, on the pass behind Messi. Back did Athletic to suffer possession of more than 80% of Catalans in the first half. So far from Ter Stegen’s goal, the ‘lions’ did not leave their cage in danger, very difficult to find Williams. Between Messi and Griezmann came the next culé option, a constant drip. Marcellin’s were looking for air in the opponent’s faults, with his occasion on one of them, with the toe of Inigo Martínez. It was an amago to come upstairs, but it did not seem certain of his athletic strength to withstand that deployment. He wanted to parapet well inside the Basque painting, but with De Jong as a free verse, the ‘lions’ pursued shadows towards a bad fate. Messi also partnered with Mingueza but another red-white appeared to avoid the goal. However, the 0-0 continued to reign at half-time, where Marcellin decided to replace Muniain, who forced and went unnoticed, and overtake De Marcos. However, Unai Simón was Athletic’s best, saving two clear occasions from a Barca that increased his dominance and came on resumption. GOALS ARRIVE IN A BATHROOM OF BARCAMessi, who pitched at his best, and De Jong, the best of the final, solved the title for Koeman’s when effectiveness came at once. Simon saved his hand-in-hand with Griezmann and Busquets, but the next one that appeared the Gaul was 0-1. Messi opened De Jong and the Dutchman’s death pass made him this time ‘Pincipito’ in ’60’, beginning of the end of Athletic.In 12 minutes four goals fell to the Basques, just as Marcellin made a triple change. The ‘oranje’ made the 0-2 center of Alba, Messi liked to define a nice wall with De Jong and the ’10’ made the 0-4 in his classic connection to Alba. Barca stayed at ease and shook a lot of accumulated tension to become a winning team again and convince Messi to stay in the team. Griezmann went on to make the hand, overturned by offside. Koeman’s project already has a title waiting for the League, while Marcellin’s sees two historic opportunities and the option to play in Europe next year.

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