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FC Barcelona News: 18 April 2021; Messi and Laporta react to Copa del Rey win

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A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

Athletic de Bilbao v FC Barcelona - Spanish Copa del Rey Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

FC Barcelona win their 31st Copa del Rey title | FC Barcelona

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.

Laporta: I’m convinced that Messi wants to stay at Barcelona | Marca

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.

Messi wins 35th trophy with Barça | FC Barcelona

Barcelona’s impressive 4-0 Copa del Rey win over Athletic on Saturday saw captain Lionel Messi win his 35th trophy with the club.

The message on Barcelona’s celebration t-shirts: The first of a new era | Marca

Barcelona celebrated Saturday’s success by donning T-shirts that bore the slogan “The first of a new era.”

Barcelona’s Copa del Rey title ‘really special’ - Messi | ESPN

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 queue up to get a photo with Messi | Marca

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.