A brace from Lionel Messi along with Antoine Griezmann and Frankie de Jong one each as Barcelona beat Athletic Bilbao 4-0 to win Copa del Rey final, MySportDab reports.
First Half Report
It was an evenly balanced first half encounter with the two sides making sure they don’t concede despite not scoring.
Athletic Bilbao made sure they make life hard for their opponent who couldn’t find the space to make things happen despite creating opportunities.
Barcelona dominated and controlled the game as it progressed, which some good chances presented themselves but they couldn’t make it count.
The first half of the encounter processed without anything else as it finished with Athletic Bilbao 0-0 Barcelona which they headed for the break with a tied scoreline.
Second Half Report
The second half was totally a different ball game as Barca were ruthless going forward with goals popping up.
Barcelona was able to break the deadlock in the 60th minute of the game as Griezmann struck the opener to make it 1-0 for his side.
Athletic Bilbao were less impressive as they conceded a second goal which came in the 63rd minute thanks to Frankie de Jong who made it 2-0.
Lionel Messi increased it to 3-0 in the 68th minute with an outstanding goal after receiving the assist from De Jong.
The Argentine made it his brace in the game with another goal scored in the 72nd minute which made it 4-0 after lovely teamwork with Jordi Alba.
Griezmann scored goal in the 86th minute but unfortunately it was ruled out after VAR check for a possible offside or foul committed.
The match finally came to an end with Athletic Bilbao 0-4 Barcelona as Koeman side win the copa del rey final.
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