PERSPECTIVE ON COPA DEL REY FINAL - #SEVILLA
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"I have been an ardent supporter and a Barça fanatic for almost a decade but what i saw last night took my breath away, for the first time in the past few years we showed the beautiful football Barça is renowned for. Andres Iniesta looked like he was 25, i mistook Rakitic for Xavi, i thought it was Suarez from the 2015/2016 season, i thought i saw Puyol standing boldly next to Pique instead of Umtiti, i thought i saw Pep Guardiola on the touchline beaming with smiles at the amazing show his boys were putting up. For 90 minutes, i thought we were back in 2008.
Last night was extra special, what pleased me most wasn't the huge scoreline or the fact that we have successfully dominated the Barça Del Rey for the fourth consecutive season, no. It was the beautiful and enchanting tactical football we played, it was the precise and clear passing, it was Messi's superior playmaking, it was in the way we dominated and killed Sevilla in every aspect of the game and the return of the famed Blaugrana triangles.
Last night was a far cry from the Roma nightmare, the Valencia game or the Celta draw. Jasper Cillessen’s unwavering performance despite his little game time, the way Messi dropped deep in the midfield, the way our defenders play the ball out from the back in typical Barça style, our superior miour superior midfield display and Suarez's constant threat when he's on the ball made last night's final truly worth it.
Andres Iniesta's golden performance in his last Copa Del Rey final will live forever in our hearts. His ball control, his passing and his telepathic connection and understanding with Messi was sublime. Even at his age he showed that he was still the very best and his beautiful goal was the perfect way to round off a scintillating performance from the maestro.
For the first time in many months, we were fed the beautiful football we have been starved of. Xavi, Guardiola and Cruyff would have been so proud of us. This was Iniesta's last Copa final. What a way to win it for the maestro. 5-0. Força Barça! "