Brilliant Barca defend the Copa!

Barcelona put on a brilliant performance to destroy Sevilla 5-0 in the Copa del Rey Final on Saturday, in what was possibly Andres Iniesta's last for the club.

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Iniesta joined Luis Suarez (x2), Lionel Messi and Philippe Coutinho on the scoresheet as Barca lifted not only their fourth successive Copa but also the 30th in their history, while piling the pressure on Sevilla boss Vincenzo Montella.

Ernesto Valverde named his strongest-possible outfield XI against the Andalusians, who were winless in their last six games, in a rematch of the 2016 Final. The Catalans ran out 2-0 winners after extra-time on that occasion.

Two years on, however, and the winners were known just 40 minutes in. Messi's free kick from 30 yards out was an early warning sign, before a long ball from Jasper Cillessen was brought down by Coutinho, who squared for Suarez in front of an empty net.

Sevilla responded well enough and could've equalised, but an unmarked Joaquin Correa could only connect to a cross in Barca's box with an air shot, while Steven N'Zonzi stabbed just wide from close range.

The Catalans showed their opponents no mercy, and Messi started and finished off a sweeping move for 0-2, blasting Jordi Alba's backheeled assist into the roof of David Soria's net.

Montella's side were lucky to avoid going a man down after Sergio Escudero cynically pulled down the No 10, who got goal-side of the left-back from Iniesta's defence-splitting pass.

Nonetheless, Suarez was able to sneak in behind from a one-two and slot his finish past Soria, before Messi threaded through Iniesta, who rounded the goalkeeper and fired in from a tight angle.

Soria somehow proceeded to pluck the Uruguayan's header out of the air and went on to keep out Samuel Umtiti's rebound, but Sandro Ramirez failed to build on the save, the former Blaugrana striker shooting his one-on-one straight at Cillessen.

Barca did grab a fifth goal when Clement Lenglet, a reported target for the designated visitors, handled a pass to Coutinho, who sent Soria the wrong way from the spot.

Despite his side recording the biggest win in a Copa Final since 1980, the spotlight suddenly turned to Iniesta, who went off to a standing ovation and was seen crying once he had taken his seat in the dugout.

Sevilla 0-5 Barcelona

Suarez 14, 40, Iniesta 52, Messi 31, Coutinho pen 69

Sevilla: Soria; Jesus Navas, Mercado, Lenglet, Escudero; N’Zonzi, Banega; Joaquin Correa (Sandro 46), Franco Vazquez (Nolito 86), Sarabia (Layun 82); Muriel

Barcelona: Cillessen; Sergi Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Alba; Coutinho (Dembele 82), Rakitic, Busquets (Paulinho 76), Iniesta (Denis 88); Messi, Suarez

Referee: Gil Manzano

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