Barcelona qualifies for a record fifth consecutive Copa del Rey final

Barcelona beat Valencia 2-0 with goals from Philippe Coutinho and Ivan Rakitic to reach a record fifth consecutive Copa del Rey final.

Coutinho who made his fifth appearance for the title holders of Copa del Rey opened scores from his acrobatic finish just four minutes after second half kicked off before Rakitic added another at the 82nd minutes.

Ivan Rakitic celebrates his goal.

Valencia had scoring chances that went unsuccessful as they were stopped by a Barcelona that showed desire to head into the 2018 finals.

Valencia striker Rodrigo was denied by the cross bar during the all zero scores meanwhile full back Jose Luis Gaya goal attempted following Coutinho’s opener was instinctively saved by Barcelona goal keeper Jasper Cillessen.

The Laliga table leaders will face Sevilla finals after the sixth placed side in Laliga beat rivals Leganes with an aggregate 3-1.

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