A rather lucky but relentless Valencia beat Lionel Messi’s Barça side in a match that would have seen Barcelona hold down the title for 5 years now.
The Spanish Champions sought to scrape a double to soothe the heartache in the heart of the club and club supporters after a disappointing UCL exit. This would have been the fifth straight year the Catalonian giants would have achieved this feat but their hopes came cascading down.
A strike from Kevin Gameiro in the 21st minute was later doubled by his teammate Rodrigo 12 minutes later when he headed in a sublime cross. Messi scored his 28th goal against the Los Murciélagos in all competitions 18 minutes from time in what seemed to only be a consolation for the Catalan giants.
The victory saw Valencia clinch their eighth Copa del Rey title; first since 2008.
Coincidentally, the win caps celebrations as Valencia mark their 100 years in existence.