Barcelona won the Copa del Rey for a record-extending 31st time on Saturday. The Catalans are the most successful team in the competition’s history.
President Joan Laporta said he remains convinced Lionel Messi wants to stay at Barcelona after seeing the captain lift the Copa del Rey on Saturday night.
Barcelona’s impressive 4-0 Copa del Rey win over Athletic on Saturday saw captain Lionel Messi win his 35th trophy with the club.
Barcelona celebrated Saturday’s success by donning T-shirts that bore the slogan “The first of a new era.”
Lionel Messi said it was a “really special” feeling to lift the Copa del Rey as captain and added that he felt his team-mates “deserved some happiness.”
Barcelona players were spotted queuing up to get a photo with Lionel Messi and the Copa del Rey trophy on Saturday night after their victory.