Barcelona needed a trophy to facilitate their Champions League sorrow yet rather tumbled to another stun rout as Valencia pulled off an exciting 2-1 triumph on Saturday to win the Copa del Rey.
Pursuing a record fifth continuous triumph, Barca were fixed by a persevering and gutsy Valencia side, who held tight after Lionel Messi destroyed an objective back to set up an emotional completion in Seville.
By at that point, Valencia were at that point two up, Kevin Gameiro and Rodrigo scoring twice in 13 wild eyed first-half minutes after the last spurned a brilliant early shot that could have saved them a nerve-destroying most recent 17 minutes.
Messi drove the rebound exertion and Goncalo Guedes twice ought to have wrapped it up for Valencia, missing a one-on-one and afterward an open objective before the last whistle started anarchy.
Valencia’s mentor Marcelino, who may have been sacked when his group were four points off transfer in January, hustled around the contribute a free for all. Barcelona’s players sank to their knees.
Messi conceded on Friday his group had still not recuperated from the “hard blow” endured against Liverpool and unquestionably, they appeared to be excessively effectively crippled here, finding their battle just once it was past the point of no return.