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Luis Enrique during the second leg in Valencia / MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

FC Barcelona’s draw at Mestalla confirms that they are through to the Copa del Rey Final. That was no surprise after the first leg ended 7-0, but what was less certain was whether the team would manage to set a new record of 29 official games unbeaten.

Kaptoum’s goal made sure that happened too, and Luis Enrique spoke to the press after the final whistle. Here’s a selection of standout quotes:

“At Barça we’re very used to playing in finals. But it is very difficult to get this far and we’re really looking forward to it. It says a lot for this club’s ability to reinvent itself. We’re delighted.”

“We changed the system to give a chance to the players that don’t get too many. They generally did well in terms of intensity.”

“The team looked very complete even though I tried out some different positions. We had no out and out centre forward, but with Rakitic playing in the middle of the attack things worked well.”

“The record is just numbers. So let’s see if those numbers are good enough to bring us titles.”


Luis Enrique looks forward to hard-earned Copa... por fcbarcelona
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