FULL-TIME, Barcelona 1-2 Valencia: Good fight in the second half, but not good enough. Congrats to Valencia.
GOAL! Barcelona 1-2 Valencia (Messi 73’): Barça get one back! Corner from Malcom, Lenglet’s header is saved by Jaume, but Messi scores on the rebound. There’s still time!
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-2 Valencia: There’s still time for a comeback, but you have to, you know, try! Come on, boys!
HALFTIME, Barcelona 0-2 Valencia: What an embarrassing performance.
GOAL, Barcelona 0-2 Valencia (Rodrigo 33’): Another counter attack for Valencia, Carlos Soler fires in the cross, and Rodrigo heads it home from point-blank range.
GOAL, Barcelona 0-1 Valencia (Gameiro 21’): Barça lose the ball, Valencia go on the counter, Gayà finds Kévin Gameiro at the edge of the box, and the French striker finds the back of the net.
KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Valencia: Let’s do this. Last game of the season, chance at another trophy. Come on, boys!
Starting XI: Cillessen; Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Arthur; Roberto, Messi, Coutinho (4-3-3)
Bench: Iñaki Peña, Umtiti, Vermaelen, Aleñá, Vidal, Malcom, Carles Pérez
Starting XI: Jaume; Wass, Garay, Gabriel, Gayà; Soler, Parejo, Coquelin, Guedes; Rodrigo, Gameiro (4-4-2)
Bench: Neto, Diakhaby, Piccini, Toni Lato, Kondogbia, Ferrán Torres, Santi Mina
WELCOME TO THE BENITO VILLAMARÍN! The beautiful home of Real Betis is the site of this season’s Copa del Rey Final between Barcelona and Valencia. Barça play for the chance of winning a remarkable fifth straight Cup and also securing a fourth domestic double in five years, while Valencia try to pull off a huge upset and finish a great season with a trophy. This will be a great game, and you are welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. For the last time this season, LET’S LIVE BLOG!
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Competition/Round: 2018-19 Copa del Rey, Final
Date/Time: Saturday, May 25, 2019, 9pm CET (Barcelona), 8pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 12.30am IST (India, Sunday)
Venue: Estadio Benito Villamarín, Seville, Spain
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM COPA DEL REY FINAL
How to watch on TV: ESPN Deportes (USA), Canal+ Sport 1 (Nigeria), TVE La1 (Spain), others
How to stream: WatchESPN (USA), others
Matchday Thread Rules
We don’t have a lot of rules here, but there are a few things to keep in mind when joining our matchday threads:
Even if the referee sucks or we lose the game, no swearing. It’s just unnecessary. Also, don’t discuss illegal streaming links. Those who do it will be warned, and those who post links will be instantly banned. Finally, be nice to each other. This is a Barcelona community and we don’t need to offend one another.
Have fun with the game! Forever and ever, no matter the competition, VISCA EL BARÇA!