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FC Barcelona News: 21 April 2018; Stage Set for Copa del Rey Final, Full Squad Makes Trip

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COPA DEL REY FINAL PREVIEW: Sevilla vs FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona’s first shot at a title this season comes in this Saturday night’s Copa de Rey final against Sevilla FC at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid. The Catalans, whose 29 Copa del Rey titles are already the most all time, are also attempting to win the tournament for the fourth season in a row, a feat which no team has accomplished in over 80 years.

MINUTE BY MINUTE: The buildup to the Copa del Rey final on social media! | FC Barcelona
Stay up to date ahead of Saturday’s title match between Sevilla and FC Barcelona!

Full squad travelling to Madrid for Copa del Rey Final | FC Barcelona
Cup finals don’t happen every day. Ernesto Valverde knows that only too well, and that’s why he’s not leaving anyone in Barcelona to watch it all on TV this Saturday. Barça take on Sevilla in what we are all hoping is the first part of the club’s eighth league and cup double, and the boss is taking every member of his squad to the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid for the 9.30pm CET kick-off.

Ivan Rakitic: I had a quick operation to be back for the final | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona have the chance this Saturday in the Wanda Metropolitano (9.30pm CEST) to claim a fourth consecutive Copa del Rey title. Standing in their way are Vincezo Montella’s Sevilla side, former club of a fit again Ivan Raktic after his recovery from a broken finger.

Valverde warns against over-confidence | FC Barcelona
“We need to go into this game knowing that we could lose it” he insisted. “If you only think you can win it, that’s when things start going wrong. We’ve just had a situation where everyone was tagging us as the favourites and saying the job was already done, and we came unstuck. We need to learn from that.”

Coutinho: ‘I came here to play these type of matches’ | FC Barcelona
Philippe Coutinho arrived at FC Barcelona last January, and now, just three months later, the Brazilian star will play in his first final as a Barça player. The Blaugrana will face Sevilla FC in the final of the Copa del Rey (Saturday, 9.30pm CEST) in what could be the 30th cup win in Barça’s history. Coutinho has previewed the final and analysed Saturday’s opponents:

How have Sevilla changed since their last Cup final? | FC Barcelona
In recent years Sevilla have been characterised as being a team capable of changing a large part of their squad, but still continuing to maintain the successes of previous campaigns and be competitive.

Barcelona hold off Man City to reach UEFA Youth League final | FC Barcelona
Barcelona’s Under-19s scored five first-half goals but had to dig deep in the second half to hold off 10-man Manchester City on Friday to reach the UEFA Youth league final. The Spanish outfit won 5-4 at the Colovray Sports Centre in Nyon, Switzerland, and will now take on two-time winners Chelsea, who beat Porto on penalties earlier in the day, in Monday’s title game.

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