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Copa del Rey Final: Barcelona vs Valencia Preview

​Barcelona will aim to complete a league and cup double when they face Valencia in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday evening.

Ernesto Valverde’s men have an outstanding record in this competition, their 30 wins being the most in its history, and they could become the first team to win it five times in a row with victory at Estadio Benito Villamarin.

Standing in their way is a Valencia team they finished 16 points ahead of this season but failed to beat during the league campaign, both games ending in stalemate.

Valencia only lost seven games in the league on the way to a fourth-placed finish and were Europa League semi-finalists before exiting the competition at the hands of Arsenal.

What you need to know

Barcelona expected lineup vs Valencia

Barcelona: (4-3-3) Jasper Cillessen – Clement Lenglet – Gerard Pique – Jordi Alba – Sergi Roberto – Arturo Vidal – Ivan Rakitic – Sergio Busquets – Lionel Messi – Malcom – Philippe Coutinho.

Valencia: (4-3-3) Jaume Domenech – Ruben Vezo – Gabriel Paulista – Facundo Roncaglia – Mouctar Diakhaby – Geoffrey Kondogbia – Daniel Parejo – Carlos Soler – Goncalo Guedes – Kevin Gameiro – Rodrigo Moreno.

Match info

Match: Barcelona vs Valencia.
Date: 25 May 2019.
Time: 10.00 (UK Time).
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco.
Stadium: Estadio Benito Villamarín.


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