Barcelona footballers splitted with coach Josep Guardiola by winning the Copa del Rey Cup. In the final match of Copa del Rey, Barcelona won 3-0 against Bilbao, with two goals of Pedro while one added Lionel Messi.
Everything was over in the first 25 minutes. Barcelona was leading 3-0, Josep Guardiola happily sit on the bench, and his players for farewell after four years gave him the most beautiful gift – 14th title.
Copa del Rey final played two most successful teams of the competition. Barcelona won the Cup 25 times, and Bilbao 23 times,so the finals without any problems can be called “mini-el clasico” of King cup.
Barcelona started furiously and Messi could score already in the first minute of the game. Pedro corrected him in the 3rd minute and Bilbao was already in arrears.
But there was no uncertainty as in the true ‘El Clasico’. Barcelona a job already solved in the first 25 minutes. After Pedro´s early goal, Leo Messi scored for 2-0. It was his 73rd goal in all competitions this season.
Pedro in the 25th minute by the end of its name added and the second goal of the match. It was the first time since ’97. that in the final of the King´s Cup some player scored two goals.
Luis Figo did it last. Bilbao players vehemently protested with the referee believing that they are damaged for a penalty . Llorente and Pique were in a due.
In the second half Bilbao with all forces tried to reduce result, but Barcelona was closer to increase the leadership.
It ended 3-0 and Barcelona still finished the season with a trophy, but not with the most wanted,as Real Madrid took that,and Bilbao had to settle with the two finals,one in the Europe league and one in the Copa del Rey. Both of them they lost, one from Atlético Madrid, and the second from Barcelona .
Highlights : Barcelona – Athletic Bilbao 3-0 (Pedro 3′, 20, Messi 25)