Barcelona romped to a 5-0 victory over Sevilla on Saturday to win the Copa del Rey for the fourth year running and a record 30th time. A domestic double now appears inevitable.
Luis Suarez struck twice, Lionel Messi and man of the match Andres Iniesta scored once each and Philippe Coutinho fired home the fifth from the penalty spot to seal a special victory that helps to heal the wounds caused by Barcelona's Champions League quarterfinal defeat to Roma.
MADRID -- Three thoughts from the Wanda Metropolitano on Barcelona's 5-0 win over Sevilla in the final of the Copa del Rey.
1. Barca steamroll Sevilla to win fourth consecutive Copa in style
Barcelona's old guard turned on the style with Luis Suarez (two goals), Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta all on the scoresheet, as Sevilla were swept away 5-0 in Saturday evening's 2018 Copa del Rey final.
Barca's 30th Copa del Rey win -- and their fourth consecutive victory in the decider -- was among...
Every year since 1847, a couple of weeks after Easter, the fair comes to town, setting up along the banks of the Guadalquivir, and the centre of Seville bursts into even more life than normal. Each morning, horses parade, some pulling ornate carriages or carrying riders dressed like something from another age. The Maestraza bullring fills, as does the funfair, and for a week an endless stream of people gather at the many casetas, temporary little houses set up as mini-bars and meeting points run...
Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the Whisper.
Here are today's top five emerging whispers. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip.
Christian Eriksen to Barcelona
Barcelona plan to lure Tottenham star Eriksen to the club with the promise of being Andres Iniesta's successor. The Danish midfielder has been...
Ernesto Valverde rung the changes at Celta Vigo on Tuesday as Barcelona clung on to a 2-2 draw.
Out went Gerard Pique, Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi; in came Yerry Mina, Denis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele. Out went Sergi Roberto, Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets; in came Nelson Semedo, Lucas Digne and Andre Gomes. Completing the lineup was Marc-Andre ter Stegen -- who captained the team -- Thomas Vermaelen, Paulinho, Philippe Coutinho and Paco Alcacer.
It was a team selection which threw up a number...