FC Barcelona | Luis Suárez sent this emotional message to FC Barcelona after winning the Copa del Rey

Last saturday FC Barcelona beat Athletic Club 4-0 and he was crowned champion of the Copa del Rey, the first title for the Catalan team with Ronald Koeman at the helm.

For his part, Luis Suárez, current Atlético de Madrid forward and former ‘culé’, sent an emotional message to his former teammates congratulating them on the title they obtained.

“Congratulations to all the Catalans. And congratulations to my friends there,” wrote the Uruguayan ‘Pistolero’ along with an image of FC Barcelona celebrating the title after the match.

As it is remembered, Luis Suárez maintained a close friendship with Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets; However, despite his desire to stay at FC Barcelona, ​​he was separated by decision of the board for not wanting to continue counting on him.

Currently, the Uruguayan striker is a scorer for Atlético de Madrid and LaLiga, and he is also a leader in the LaLiga standings together with the team led by Diego Simeone.

However, the footballer was out of the game this Sunday against Eibar due to a left leg injury and it is estimated that he will miss two more games with Atlético de Madrid.


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Lions and blaugranas define the cup champion, where Koeman’s men arrive with the obligation to win the title after elimination in the Champions League.

Athletic Bilbao Y Barcelona faces are seen again in one final copera with the culmination of the Copa del Rey.

Just over two months ago, the Lions dramatically beat the team from Koeman in the final of the Spanish Super Cup, but now things are different because the Blaugranas had an increase in terms of game and results.

Despite the elimination in the Champions League, the culé team got fully into the fight for the LaLiga title, while those led by Marcelino Garcia Toral They occupy the eleventh rung of the classification, so they must come out with everything in this final to get a place in the Europa League.

The match paints to be memorable, so in Goal We decided to bring you all the information and the alternatives to see this commitment.


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MATCH Athletic Bilbao – Barcelona
DATE Saturday, April 17
STADIUM La Cartuja Stadium in Seville, Spain
SCHEDULE 21:30 from Spain; 14:30 from Mexico and Colombia; 15:30 from Chile and 16:30 from Argentina


Villalibre and Dani García, Athletic Club

Villalibre and Dani García, Athletic Club

To enjoy the final of the Copa del Rey on television fully live, in Spain it is available on DAZN and Telecinco. For South America the match can be seen through DIRECTV Sports, while in Mexico it is watched through the SKY Sports signal.

Spain DAZN
South America DIRECTV Sports 14:30 COL, 15:30 CHI, 16:30 ARG
Mexico Sky Sports 14:30

DirecTV TV signal in South America: 610 (SD), 1610 (HD).


The game will be accessible through the streaming platforms of the different cable operators: DAZN, Blue to Go and DIRECTV. All are available as apps for PCs, Smartphones, tablets, Play Station and Smart TV’s.


Why does Barcelona wear a black armband in the final of the Copa del Rey?

Barcelona will take to the pitch wearing a commemorative shirt and black armband, in memory of former manager Josep Mussons, who passed away today

Barça will wear a black armband in memory of former director Josep Mussons, who died today

The team will jump to the La Cartuja Stadium to play the final of the Copa del Rey against Athletic Club de Bilbao with a black armband, in memory and memory of the person who was vice president of the Barça entity and responsible for the quarry between 1978 and 2000

In addition to the armband, the team will wear a yellow jersey, alluding to this final


Since when has Barcelona not won the Copa del Rey?

The last title of the blaugrana dates from the 2017-2018 season, when Valverde’s team beat Sevilla 5-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano.

FC Barcelona returns to a Copa del Rey two years later. Ronald Koeman’s men face Marcelino García Toral’s Athletic Club de Bilbao, precisely in the same city where they played their last Cup final but, yes, in a different setting, since this time the match will be played at La Cartuja and that of 2019 was at the Benito Villamarín. On that occasion, FC Barcelona could not lift the title, as it was surprised by Valencia, coincidentally led by Marcelino, current Athletic Bilbao coach.

To find the last culé Cup title you have to go to the 2017/2018 season. On that occasion, FC Barcelona was a steamroller and beat Sevilla 0-5 at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium. At that time, Ernesto Valverde was the coach of FC Barcelona, ​​while Vincenzo Montella trained the Nervión team. Luis Suárez on two occasions, Messi, Iniesta and Coutinho signed the goals of a Barcelona that had one of the most placid finals in its history.

In addition, with that victory, Barcelona added its fourth consecutive Copa del Rey title and its eighth in 10 years, numbers that have helped it to be the King of Cups, having won the title 30 times.

Next, we go on to detail all the finals played by FC Barcelona to date:

Year Champion Runner-up Outcome Headquarters
2021 Athletic or Barcelona (to be defined) Athletic or Barcelona (to be defined) Sevilla
2019 Valencia Barcelona 2-1 Sevilla
2018 Barcelona Sevilla 5-0 Madrid
2017 Barcelona Alaves 3-1 Madrid
2016 Barcelona Sevilla 2-0 Madrid
2015 Barcelona Athletic 3-1 Barcelona
2014 Real Madrid Barcelona 2-1 Valencia
2012 Barcelona Athletic 3-0 Madrid
2011 Real Madrid Barcelona 1-0 Valencia
2009 Barcelona Athletic 4-1 Valencia
1998 Barcelona Mallorca 1-1 (Penalties) Valencia
1997 Barcelona Betis 3-2 Madrid
1996 Atletico Madrid Barcelona 1-0 Zaragoza
1990 Barcelona Real Madrid 2-0 Valencia
1988 Barcelona Real society 1-0 Madrid
1986 Zaragoza Barcelona 1-0 Madrid
1984 Athletic Barcelona 1-0 Madrid
1983 Barcelona Real Madrid 2-1 Zaragoza
1981 Barcelona Sporting Gijon 3-1 Madrid
1978 Barcelona The palms 3-1 Madrid
1974 Real Madrid Barcelona 4-0 Madrid
1971 Barcelona Valencia 4-3 Madrid
1968 Barcelona Real Madrid 2-1 Madrid
1963 Barcelona Zaragoza 3-1 Barcelona
1959 Barcelona Granada 4-1 Madrid
1957 Barcelona RCD Spanish 1-0 Barcelona
1954 Valencia Barcelona 3-0 Madrid
1953 Barcelona Athletic 2-1 Madrid
1952 Barcelona Valencia 4-2 Madrid
1951 Barcelona Real society 3-0 Madrid
1942 Barcelona Athletic 4-3 Madrid
1936 Real Madrid Barcelona 2-1 Valencia
1932 Athletic Barcelona 1-0 Madrid
1928 Barcelona Real society 3-1 Santander
1926 Barcelona Athletic 3-2 Valencia
1925 Barcelona Arenas de Getxo 2-0 Sevilla
1922 Barcelona Royal union 5-1 Vigo
1920 Barcelona Athletic Club 2-0 Gijón
1919 Arenas de Getxo Barcelona 5-2 Madrid
1913 Barcelona Real society 2-1 Barcelona
1912 Barcelona Gymnastic of Madrid 2-0 Barcelona
1910 Barcelona RCD Spanish 3-2 Madrid


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We analyzed the match with Goal journalists: Rubén Uría, Lartaun de Azumendi, Adrià Soldevila and Paco Rico.

It is decided the King’s Cup 2021. Athletic Club and Barcelona measure their forces this Saturday, April 17, in the final of this new edition of the tournament in the La Cartuja Stadium, where they were already measured only 3 months ago in the final of the Spanish Super Cup that the Basques conquered.

With an air of revenge comes Ronald Koeman’s Barça, who desperately needs to win his first title as a culé coach to earn credit to stay on the team. He has already miraculously reached the decisive duel with unlikely comebacks against Granada and Seville and lifting the trophy will require his best version.

On the other hand, this Ahletic – Barcelona is the duel between the two teams with the most cup titles in history and It could also mean the last final of Leo Messi with the Blaugrana club shirt if he did not decide to renew at the end of the season.

In Athletic, Marcelino’s pupils arrive wanting to make up for themselves after just two weeks ago they fell to Real Sociedad in the 2020 postponed final also in La Cartuja with a single penalty from Oyarzabal.

We analyze the great duel with the Goal journalists: Ruben Uría , Lartaun de Azumendi, Adrià Soldevila Y Paco Rico.


90 years of the biggest win in the Spanish league

February 8, 1931 is a date marked in the annals of Spanish football. On that day, which marks the 90th anniversary of this Monday, Athletic Club defeated FC Barcelona by 12-1 at San Mamés in which it continues to be the biggest win in the history of the Spanish league.

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In a stadium packed with more than 18,000 fans, the team led by the legendary English coach Frederick Pentland overwhelmed the Barça team of his compatriot James Bellamy on an afternoon in which Agustín Sauto ‘Bata’ wrote another unforgettable page.

The Barakaldo forward, who was 22 years old at the time, scored seven of the rojiblancos goals, and one more that was annulled by the Sevillian referee Tomás Balaguer, marking a record only equaled later by Ladislao Kubala, in 1952, in a match against Sporting.

As reflected in the chronicles of the time, the key play of the match came in the 18th minute. Athletic was already winning 2-1, with goals from Bata and Barcelona’s Goiburu, when Martí withdrew from the match after damaging his right arm after collide with a pole.

No possibility then to make changes, Barcelona played the rest of the game at a disadvantage, being at the mercy of a voracious Athletic who reached the break with a favorable score of 6-1 after two more goals from Bata, one from ‘Bala Roja’ Gorostiza and another from Lafuente .

In the second half, the Bilbao gale did not stop on the goal of Llorens and Garizurieta and three new goals from Bata made it 10-1 before in another unfortunate action for the visitors, Roig left Barcelona with nine footballers after having to leave the field due to injury.

An own goal by Sastre and another by Iraragorri closed the historic 12-1 that still remains the longest-lived record in the league competition.

“I will never forget this memorable Athletic afternoon” reflected the chronicle of the Bilbao sports newspaper ‘Excelsior’ while the Barcelona Sports World ‘spoke of an “indelible catastrophe” for the Catalans.

That Athletic of mister Pentland, with his first great historical forward formed by Lafuente, Iraragorri, Bata, Chirri II and Gorostiza, conquered that season his second double, winning the league by better goal difference compared to Racing de Santander and Real Sociedad, with which ended tied at 22 points.

Nothing less than 73 goals in 18 games – an average of more than 4 per game in a competition with ten teams – achieved a rojiblanco team that, in addition to that dozen to Barça that campaign, endorsed seven goals to Racing and Alavés and six to Real Madrid and Real Sociedad.


The numbers with and without Marcelino: The devastating reality of Valencia

Since the dismissal of the Asturian coach, the team has lost its status. It has gone from entering the Champions League to fighting to avoid relegation.

Last September 11, 2019 will go down in history as one of the blackest dates in the recent history of Valencia. That day, Peter Lim decided to dispense with Marcelino García Toral as Valencia CF coach. The same coach who just a few months earlier had won the first title in more than ten years for the club was struck down after an extremely turbulent summer in market matters. There were several frictions between Lim and the Marcelino-Mateu Alemany binomial, something that would end up costing the coach the job first and months later the CEO.

Now, the Asturian will face the former club. And he already does it with a title under his arm, after winning the Super Cup after leaving Real Madrid and Barcelona on the way.

But where we go, to the point. Since that unfortunate date, Valencia has gone from rubbing shoulders at the top of the table, from walking the bat of the shield through Europe and fighting for the titles, to directly fighting to avoid relegation. Something difficult to believe and to assume, if one takes into account that less than two years ago Dani Parejo lifted the Copa del Rey trophy in Seville.

The data, devastating

In May 2017, Valencia announced the hiring of Marcelino García Toral as the team’s new coach, after several years of crossing the desert. The objective? Put Valencia back where it belongs in history. It only took a year for the coach to get the team into the Champions League. But this is something that is best seen with the numbers in hand.

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Games played Won Tied Lost Goals for Goals against Goals for / match Goals against / match points Points / match
79 38 24 17 119 75 1,5 0,95 138 1,75

With Marcelino on the bench, Valencia finished fourth for the two years in the league, entering directly into the group stage of the Champions League. In addition, in two full years, Valencia averaged more than a goal and a half per game, while in the boxed they did not reach a goal per game. Some data that speak clearly of the work of the Asturian technician, who more than met the objectives for which he was hired.


Games played Won Tied Lost Goals for Goals against Goals for / match Goals against / match points Points / match
56 18 18 20 70 80 1,25 1,43 72 1,29

However, the devastating reality appears when comparing the data since the technician was fired. Neither Albert Celades, Voro or Javi Gracia, the three coaches who have occupied the bench since then, come close to the Asturian’s records. Valencia score fewer goals per game (1,5 vs 1,25), fits many more (0,95 vs 1,43) and get much less points per game than before (1,75 vs 1,29). Faced with such an avalanche of data and realities there is no debate about how Valencia was with Marcelino and how it is now. The diagnosis is clear; a project was headed and it will be very difficult to get it back up.


Seville vs. Barcelona, ​​semifinals of the Copa del Rey 2020-2021: date, day, time, when and where is the round trip

The Blaugranas will face the Sevillans in the penultimate round. The outward journey will be on February 9, 10 or 11 and the return on March 2, 3 or 4.

Barcelona have become the great favorites to win the King’s Cup 2020-2021 after the elimination of Real Madrid and Barcelona and has reached the semifinals with a certain dose of epic along the way, eliminating Cornellá, Rayo Vallecano and Granada with extensions and comebacks included. However, the culés They will have to be measured in the semifinals against Sevilla.

The semi-final draw has ruled that the Blaugranas Measure your strength in a double game in a round-trip tie for the team that has reached the semifinals after eliminating Almería, Valencia, Leganés, Linares and Ciudad de Lucena and the duel of the 2016 and 2018 finals is reissued in the that the culés took the cat to the water.

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Seville vs. Barcelona, ​​semifinals of the Copa del Rey 2020-2021: date, day, time, when and where is the first leg

The first leg will be played on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 and Ronald Koeman’s team will have to act as a local / visitor after the order of extraction of the balls in the draw determined that the first leg will be played at the Ramón Sánchez stadium. -Pizjuán.

GAME IDA Seville vs. Barcelona
DATE Wednesday February 10, 2021
STADIUM Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán, Sevila

Barcelona vs. Seville, semifinals of the Copa del Rey 2020-2021: date, day, time, when and where is the return

For their part, the return match will be played almost a month later on Wednesday, March 3 and the decisive match will be resolved at the Camp Nou and the Catalans will act as locals to try to make good or turn around the result of the first leg. .

RETURN MATCH Barcelona vs. Seville
DATE Wednesday, March 3, 2021
STADIUM Camp Nou, Barcelona

Barcelona is the team that has won the Copa del Rey the most times in Spain with 30 titles, while Sevilla has won it 5 times. Two of those 30 Blaugrana titles were won against Sevilla, whom he defeated in the 2018 finals in which they won by a clear 0-5 in the Wanda Metropolitano and in 2016 in which Sevilla He dominated many sections of the match but ended up losing 2-0 in extra time at Vicente Calderón.

In fact, the balance of duels between the two in the Cup is quite favorable to Barcelona, ​​which has won 19 times against Sevilla in the KO tournament, has drawn 3 and has fallen only in 6. Of the 13 qualifiers in which they have been measured, eThe Catalan club has passed in 10 and the Andalusians only in three in 1945-46, 1972-73 and 2009-10.

Further, balance of their matches in all competitions is also favorable to Barcelona with 109 games won, 38 draws and 44 games lost.


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Barcelona vs. Athletic Bilbao LIVE and LIVE | The ‘Culés’ will measure forces with the ‘Lions’ this Sunday, January 31 in the game valid for the twenty-first date of the LaLiga Santander. The meeting is scheduled to take place from 3:00 in the afternoon (Peruvian time) at the Camp Nou.

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The Barça team, led by Lionel Messi, he hopes to continue on the path of victory when he receives the always difficult team from Bilbao, who won the last crossing between the two teams.

Where to watch the broadcast of the match on LaLiga?

  • Argentina | DIRECTV Sports Argentina, DIRECTV Play Sports
  • Bolivia | Tigo Sports Bolivia
  • Brazil | ESPN Brasil, Watch ESPN Brasil, GUIGO
  • Chile | DIRECTV Play Deportes, DIRECTV Sports Chile
  • Colombia | DIRECTV Sports Colombia, DIRECTV Play Sports
  • Costa Rica | Sky HD
  • Ecuador | DIRECTV Play Deportes, DIRECTV Sports Ecuador
  • Spain | Movistar Laliga, Partidazo in Movistar LaLiga, Mitele Plus, Movistar +
  • México | Sky HD, Blue To Go Video Everywhere
  • Panamá | Sky HD
  • Peru | DIRECTV Sports Peru, DIRECTV Play Sports
  • United States | beIN SPORTS, Fanatiz USA, beIN SPORTS in Spanish
  • Uruguay | DIRECTV Sports Uruguay, DIRECTV Play Sports
  • Venezuela | DIRECTV Play Deportes, DIRECTV Sports Venezuela

How to watch DirecTV Sports LIVE?

In Colombia, Peru, Argentina, Ecuador, Chile and Uruguay You can watch it through the following satellite signals by hiring DirecTV:

  • Channel 610 (SD, localized signals)
  • Canal 683 (SD, regional)
  • Channel 1610 (HD, localized signals)
  • Channel 4000 (4K, virtual channel of temporary sporting events)

In Venezuela is transmitted via SimpleTV and it is through these five signals:

  • Canal 111 (SD)
  • Canal 610 (SD/HD)
  • Canal 612 (SD/HD)
  • Canal 1610 (HD)
  • Canal 1612 (HD)

You can also follow the minute by minute, statistics, incidents, goals, interviews and results of the match by LaLiga through the El Comercio website.

What time is Barcelona vs. Athletic Club?

México – 2:00 p.m.

Perú – 3:00 p.m.


Colombia – 3:00 p.m.

Ecuador – 3:00 p.m.

Bolivia – 4:00 p.m.

Venezuela – 4:00 p.m.

Argentina – 5:00 p.m.

Chile – 5:00 p.m.

Paraguay – 5:00 p.m.

Uruguay – 5:00 p.m.

Brasil – 5:00 p.m.

España – 9:00 p.m.

Barcelona vs. Athletic Club: possible alignments

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Mingueza or Sergi Roberto, Araujo, Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Pjanic, Pedri, De Jong; Dembélé, Messi and Griezmann.

Athletic Club: Unai Simon; Capa, Nuñez, Yeray, Yuri; De Marcos, Dani García, Vencedor, Muniain; Raúl García and Williams.

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Ronald Koeman admits that “today Barça is not there to win many things”

The Barcelona coach acknowledges that the level of the team is still not enough to fight for great titles and ensures that he does not have Todibo.


Ronald Koeman appears at one o’clock, local time, to analyze the previous visit of Athletic Club to Barcelona on Sunday.

The future of Neto

“I am not going to go into this topic. At the end of the season we will see what happens. Now I only think about Athletic.”

How to surprise Marcelino

“Neither he can surprise me, nor I him. We have two games in a row and it is complicated. We both have our systems and there are no surprises.”

Goals from set pieces

“It is important to set the marks, because it is a quality that Athletic has and that gives it a lot of performance. They have many people who are doing well at the top and will have to defend very well. The referee is very important so that there are no fouls that are not , as happened the other day. We have talked about not making unnecessary mistakes, because they look for them. “

s hands

“He’s a Barça player, but I’m not going to count on him.”

Will Eric come?

“I don’t know if Eric Garcia is going to come and I’m not interested, because it’s not my job. I only think about the match with Athletic.”

Sergi Roberto

“I have seen him with great enthusiasm to return. He has many possibilities. Tomorrow we will give the list and we will see.”


“I have spoken with Guardiola to congratulate him on his 50 years, but we have not talked about Eric Garcia, because it is not my job. We know that he will come for sure in the summer and if he does not come now, then we accept him.”


“It would have been better to play at home in the Cup, but it is not like that. Barça is the most important team in all competitions and that sets the schedule. We have to accept it and think about winning the games.”


“We know the situation we have in the League. It is complicated, because the distance from points is very great. In the Champions League there is no clear favorite. We have a tie against PSG that we will try to pass. The team’s ambition is to win titles, because we are Barça, but you have to be realistic. “

Transition year

“It is a season where we are changing things. We opted for young players. Barça is not there to win many things. We improve, we fight, but we must be realistic and see where we come from and the changes that have occurred. It does not depend on a signing” .

The report

“A Barça player has to be prepared for everything. Umtiti has been away for a long time. Mingueza has risen to the first team … we’ll see what will happen in the future. The players have to show”

The technical secretary

“My job is to prepare the game for the matches and Ramon Planes’ job is to improve our squad and if things come out that he explains about this … I haven’t seen much. My job is to think about the game and talk more about others things. They don’t interest me. “

Eric Garcia

“It is always important that the club work to improve the squad, if not now, in the summer, it doesn’t bother me that the club does this work and the players can’t be upset either, I don’t see the problem.”


“The two previous games against Athletic we have had many occasions to win, they won the final of the Super Cup. They are a strong team and set pieces. You have to be very focused on those actions and define the chances we believe in. We have improved a lot and we must continue like this “.