Barcelona 2-0 Sevilla asa Alba and Neymar went hard on extra time to get goals for Barcelona and win the Copa Del Rey Trophy for 2016.
Barcelona took on Sevilla in the final of 2016 Kings Cup (Copa Del Rey) at the Vicente Calderon on Sunday night and it turned out a very competitive game as both teams pretty much canceled each other out in opening 45 minutes.
Barcelona however found themselves on the backfoot when Javier Mescharano was sent off with a straight red card when he pulled Kevin Gameiro just outside the box. Game was still 0-0 in the first 90 minutes and as we moved to extra time Sevilla also got down to 10 men and Barcelona scored twice through Alba and Neymar in extra time to win the game and complete second straight domestic league/cup double.
Barcelona found themselves under massive trouble when they were reduced to 10 men with more than hour on the clock still to play for but Luis Enrique side dig deep and pushed Sevilla all the way to 90 minutes.
Sevilla themselves got reduced to 10 men after Ever Banega was sent off just before the normal 90 minutes leaving Barcelona back in the game.
Lionel Messi who was guarded pretty much throughout the game by resiliant Sevilla defense found a magic moment when he put Alba through on goal with a delicate ball and left back scored with a classy low finish in the bottom far corner to make it 1-0 for Barcelona.
Barcelona had to survive another 15 minutes and they did so with rather ease and Neymar ensured the victory with a last kick of the game when Messi put him through on goal.
Barcelona 0-0 Sevilla – Match Highlights
- 36′ (Red card) Javier Mascherano was sent off when he brought down Kevin Gameiro just outside the box.
- 90′ (Red Card) Ever Banega was sent off for similar challenge on neyamr as both teams now playing with 10 men.
- 105′ 1 – 0 Jordi Alba scores in extra time to win the game for Barcelona.
- 119′ 2 – 0 Neymar scored with a neat finish after Messi produced another superb through ball inside the box.
Lionel Messi proved Barcelona’s hero in the Copa del Rey final, as the Argentine laid on both of his side’s goals to seal a 2-0 victory over Sevilla at the Vicente Calderon.
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