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Coutinho Scores As Barcelona Make Copa del Rey Final

Coutinho Scores As Barcelona Make Copa del Rey Final

by | 9th February 2018
Philippe Coutinho celebrates after scoring his first Barcelona goal

Philippe Coutinho scored his first Barcelona goal as the Spanish side beat Valencia to reach a record fifth successive Copa del Rey final.

 

Coutinho, making his fifth appearance since a Β£142m move from Liverpool, came on in the second half and acrobatically steered home from Luis Suarez‘s cross.

 

Ivan Rakitic then swept home the second goal eight minutes from the end as holders Barcelona secured a place in the final for the fifth season running, becoming the first side to achieve such a feat.

 

Winners of the trophy in each of the last three campaigns, the Catalans will face Sevilla in the final set for the weekend of April 21 and 22. Sevilla beat Leganes 2-0 on Wednesday to go through 3-1 on aggregate.