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Ernesto Valverde won the Copa del Rey with Barça as a player and he has now won it as a coach, the 30th for FC Barcelona in their history.

“We were eager to win the trophy, the players and the club itself,” he told his post-game press conference. “We wanted to give the fans a reason to be happy and I hope they enjoy this victory.”

Barça dominated the game and the 5-0 win far from flattered them. The coach pointed to his team’s “intimidating start where we really went for it. Each team we had the ball, we created danger in Sevilla’s area ... It was a great game and everyone hoped to put in the perfect performance that we did.”

For such a perfect display to come about, everyone has to be at their best and that is exactly what he felt happened.

Cillessen showed that he is a great keeper and his long passes helped us to make the most of the spaces” he said, while also highlighting the contributions by Coutinho, Jordi Alba, Messi and in particular Andrés Iniesta who “makes the difficult look easy, like beating three men.”

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