Barcelona vs. Sevilla: Goals, Highlights from Copa del Rey Final

Ryan Bailey@ryanjaybaileyFeatured ColumnistMay 22, 2016

MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 22:  Barcelona players protest while Referee Carlos del Cerro Grande hands Javier Mascherano of FC Barcelona the red card for during the Copa del Rey Final between Barcelona and Sevilla at Vicente Calderon Stadium    on May 22, 2016 in
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La Liga winners Barcelona were at the Vicente Calderon stadium on Sunday evening, preparing to defend their Copa del Rey title against Europa League champions Sevilla.

A victory for Barca would give their club their seventh domestic league and cup double, while Sevilla will be aiming to lift the King's Cup for the first time since 2010. 

Andres Iniesta made his 593rd appearance for Barcelona, matching Carles Puyol's record (as per @DermottCorrigan). The midfielder celebrated with some silky skills:

Just before the half-hour mark, Dani Alves had a poke from distance:

Shortly after, Adil Rami really used his head:

In the 37th minute, Javier Mascherano saw red for pulling Kevin Gameiro to the ground on the edge of the area:

In the 4th minute, Sevilla came closest to opening the scoring when Ever Banega's shot was helped onto the woodwork by Gerard Pique:

Just before the hour mark, Luis Suarez hobbled off with a hamstring injury:

The Uruguayan was not happy about the situation:

With around 15 minutes of normal time to go, Lionel Messi saw a free kick attempt easily saved:

Just after the clock struck 90, Ever Banega received a red card for bringing down Neymar as the last man:

Messi's subsequent free kick was tipped over the bar:

In the seventh minute of extra time, Jordi Alba finally broke the deadlock with a neat volleyed finish. Messi's pass was inspired:

With just a few minutes of extra time remaining, Carrico earned two yellow cards in the space of 30 seconds and Sevilla went down to nine men:

Barcelona quickly capitalised on the man advantage as Neymar made it 2-0 in the dying seconds:

After 120 gruelling minutes, Barcelona earned their 28th Copa Del Rey title.  

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