It’s A Final You Can’t Afford To Miss! Barcelona Is All Set To Meet Athletic Bilbao In The Spanish Copa Del Rey Final.

Barcelona vs. Villarreal

Barcelona has set up a final with Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish Copa del Rey after Luis Suarez and Neymarspear-headed a staggering win 3-1 with a 6-2 aggregate against Villarreal in the 2nd leg.

Athletic Bilbao decimated Espanyol with 2-0 win and they currently hold a 2-1 aggregate in the 2nd leg of the competition.

Match Details – Barcelona vs. Villarreal

Neymar was simply fantabulous! Suarez’s contribution helped seal their fate. Barcelona has won every leg in this competition for the first time since the year 1926.

  • Barca was leading 3-1 in the first half thanks to Neymar before Jonathan dos Santos helped Villarreal get back its lost goals.
  • Jonathan Dos Santos tried his best to put in a goal for Villarreal but Later Suarez landed a whopper beyond the goalkeeper with Neymar’s late header to confirm a win.
Neymar - Suarez

Neymar – Suarez

Team Histories

  • The final now will put together two of the most successful teams in the Copa history. Barca has a historic 26 wins. Bilbao however, have not garnered any major silverware after they last beat Barca in their 1984 final encounter.
  • If Bilbao wants to take out Barca in style, they need to work on their game strategy since Barca being led by Luis Enrique’s inimitable crop has won every single leg of the competition to make it to the final.
  • It is going to be the first final in the career of Enrique as a team manager. He considers it as a ‘perfect moment’ for the team since the team is hoping to achieve this same success at El Madrigal to repeat what they did in the past at the La Liga, Champions League and Spain’s very own domestic cup.
  • However, here is one cause of concern, midfielder Sergio Busquets’s injury thanks to a dismal tackle by Pina has left him uncertain to play in the final. He had to be stretchered off the field after his ankle took a nasty blow. He is currently ruled out for the next league match against Rayo Vallecano at Nou Camp.
  • Barcelona has beaten Bilbao 3-0 in their 2012 Final meet and they are poised to win this Final too, since they have only two losses in the 27 games they have played. Experts believe that the trophy is theirs for the taking.

Barcelona is on their way to make history! The team that has Neymar, Suarez, Andres Iniesta, Gerard Pique and Lionel Messi in its side is definitely on to achieving success.

Barcelona has already won this cup on the most occasions with a staggering 26 wins.

Barcelona FC

Barcelona FC

The date for the final has been decided; May 30. The location may most likely be at Santiago Bernabeu, but nothing has been confirmed yet.

A lot depends on this match. The winner of this match will assure a berth in the group stages of the 2015–16 UEFA Europa League.

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