Coutinho scores first Barca goal to set up Copa del Rey final with Sevilla

Coutinho scores first Barca goal to set up Copa del Rey final with Sevilla

Brazilian Midfielder, Philippe Coutinho scored his first goal as Barcelona have now gone on to land a Copa del Rey final date with Sevilla.

A strike each from Coutinho and yet another midfielder, Ivan Rakitic ensured that Barcelona secured a final spot.


And that is an aftermath of a 2-0 win against host side, Valencia at the Mestalla Stadium on Thursday night.

Meanwhile, attacker, Luis Suarez had reportedly seen his side’s advantage over Valencia in the Copa del Rey semi-final as minimal.

The Uruguayan ace had insisted that the Blaugrana had “a slight edge” against Los Che in the competition’s last four.

And that was the aftermath of the runaway La Liga leaders inflicting a 1-0 triumph on Valencia at the Camp Nou.

Suarez, meanwhile, found the back of the net in what turned out to be the only goal of the encounter.

That was the situation as Barca eventually won 1-0 in the first leg of the last-four fixture last week Thursday.

But in spite of the slim lead, Suarez was not unaware of the threat which Valencia will give at the Mestalla.

Suarez’s goal against Los Che was his third strike in the Copa del Rey so far during the 2017/18 season.

Furthermore, the former Liverpool attacking sensation has netted 16 goals in 18 La Liga outings for the Catalans this term.

He is, however, yet to net in the Champions League, failing to score in any of Barca’s six group games.

But Coutinho and Rakitic broke Los Che’s resolve during the second 45 minutes, thereby, landing a final game against Sevilla.

This will afford the Catalans the opportunity to pick up a record-equaling fourth Copa del Rey gong on the trot.

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