Sunday Copa del Rey Final Barcelona vs Sevilla

May 22, 2016 21:30pm – Estadio Vicente Calderón

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Barcelona and Sevilla will both be looking to round off successful weeks by adding the Copa del Rey to their respective trophy cabinets when the teams meet in Madrid on Sunday.

With yet another league title already in the bag, Barcelona will continue their quest for trophies at the Estadio Vicente Calderón this weekend. Retaining their league crown relieved some of the disappointment suffered as a result of their premature Champions League exit at the hands of Atletico Madrid, but after securing five trophies last year, the Catalan side will be keen to add a few more to their haul in 2016.

The Champions League defeat coincided with a blip of form in the league that nearly cost them the title. However, after losing three straight matches, Luis Enrique’s men bounced back in the best possible way with a run of five straight wins in which they bagged an amazing 24 goals without reply. They will come into this game having had full week’s rest following last weekend’s La Liga triumph in Granada.

Meanwhile, Sevilla may have had a lack-lustre league campaign but they finished their European odyssey in record-breaking style by picking up their third Europa League crown in a row and their fifth overall. The 3-1 victory over English club Liverpool also ensured that Unai Emery’s men will be the fifth Spanish side lining up in next season’s Champions League tournament.

The Andalusians kept seven clean sheets in their eight previous Copa del Rey games this season, with their only goals against coming in the second leg of the semi-final against Celta de Vigo.

They will be buoyed by the fact that they defeated Barcelona 2-1 at home in the league back in October – after which the Catalans went on a 38-game unbeaten run. When the teams met in the reverse fixture, it was the league champions who came out on top, also by a 2-1 score-line.

Steven N’Zonzi will be suspended for the final, while Michael Krohn-Dehli, Benoit Tremoulinas and Marco Andreolli will all miss out through injury.


Barcelona are back to their very best form and will have had a full week to prepare for this game. As a result, they will start as massive favourites. Sevilla have not been in great form in recent weeks and only really performed in the second half of the Europa League final in Basel.

With prices for Barcelona to win looking very mean, other markets should be considered.

The standout statistic shows that both teams have scored in the last nine clashes between these two sides in all competitions.

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