Barça become first team to reach 5th straight Copa del Rey Final
Ernesto Valverde's team achieve a new record by being the first club to reach five successive finals in 114 editions of the competition
09:49PM Thursday 08 Feb
With a 0-3 aggregate win over Valencia in the Copa del Rey semifinals, FC Barcelona has now reached the tournament’s Final for the fifth consecutive season, an all-time record.
Since the cup competition in Spain was founded in 1903, only four other clubs in history — besides Barça — have reached the final four times in a row.
1905–1908: Real Madrid (won all four)
1930–1933: Athletic Club (won all four)
1942–1945: Athletic Club (won three of four)
1951–1954: Barça (won three of four)
1963–1966: Zaragoza (won two of four)
2014–2017: Barça (won three of four)
This last Barça team, thus, has now surpassed all others and will contest a record fifth final in a row in the 2018 edition. Barça will face Sevilla and is going for its fourth title in a row, something which hasn’t been done since the above-mentioned Athletic Club sides of the early 1930s.