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Sevilla vs Barcelona: Messi, Suarez star in Copa del Rey final victory

WATCH: Andres Iniesta receives standing ovation for Copa del Rey final performance

So, while missing out on the Champions League and the collapse in Rome will still hurt for the players and also the fans, Saturday was a return to happy times for Barcelona as the Catalans claimed their fourth Copa in a row to complete the first part of what should be a fine finale to this season.

It was the flawless way to bow out of cup competitions for Barcelona for Iniesta as he and the rest of the Camp Nou side aim to finish the season with a league and cup double before his exit to China.

They were afforded another chance to extend their lead in the 70th minute after being awarded a penalty, which Coutinho converted to make it 5-0. Jasper Cillessen, Barca's goalkeeper, cleared the ball 60 yards right to Coutinho, who then set up Suarez for the opener 14 minutes in.

When Messi received the pass from Suarez, it looked as though he'd certainly switch the play out wide.

It will be a replay of the 2016 Copa del Rey final where Barcelona won 2-0 thanks to two extra time goals from Jordi Alba and Neymar, although both sides have since evolved.

Suarez scored again before halftime with a low shot after picking up a great throughball by Messi and fending off a defender while entering the area.

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It took Barca less than 10 minutes to mark their intentions, Messi bending a long-range free-kick straight towards the top corner only for David Soria to produce an acrobatic save.

Last year, Iniesta became the first player to sign a lifetime contract with Barcelona, a deal allowing him to keep playing for the club for as long as he remained fit.

Suarez then dinked the ball through to Coutinho who found the back of the net but the referee awarded a penalty to Barca instead due to a handball by Clement Lenglet in the build up. The only other team to do it was Real Madrid from 1905-08.

Sevilla now sits in seventh place in the La Liga table and was knocked out of the Champions League by Bayern Munich in the quarterfinals.

Reports in Spain suggest it is only a matter of time before he announces his move to the Chinese Super League and this performance was just a painful reminder of what a giant Barcelona will lose.

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