‘Largest stadium’ for Copa Final

Barcelona Vice-President Carles Vilarrubi wants the Copa del Rey Final to be held in the ‘largest stadium possible.’

Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu has been proposed as a site but Barca’s involvement makes it a difficult location for some to support, while Vilarrubi told reporters the showpiece should take place at whichever ground is most suitable.

“We’ll see what the other finalist says. We want the largest stadium possible for our fans and the opponents’ fans,” Vilarrubi said, AS reports.

“We also want the most comfortable venue, with a good pitch. We’ll see who wins [between Sevilla and Celta Vigo]. I have all respect for Celta.”

Barca dispatched Valencia in their semi-final, winning 7-0 at Camp Nou before drawing 1-1 at Mestalla to set a record of 29 games without defeat, coming from an Alvaro Negredo goal down to equalise via Wilfrid Kaptoum.

“We’re very happy to be in the Final. It wasn’t a typical game, but it had some interest,” he noted.

“Somehow it was satisfying for Barca fans to see the team come from behind and do great things at a Primera stadium.

“Kaptoum has earned this, he has fought. He’s a young player with a future. He’s a project for the club.”

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