Coutinho's First Barcelona Goal Inches Club Toward Copa Del Rey Final

Valverde It's Too Soon For Treble Talk

Valverde It's Too Soon For Treble Talk

The Brazilian global made his Barcelona debut against Espanyol last month in a 2-0 win at Camp Nou.

Barcelona will now face one of either Sevilla or Leganes in the final. They've won the last three and have lifted the trophy 29 times in total, more than any other Spanish club.

The win saw Barcelona advance 3-0 on aggregate to the final where they will play Sevilla.

Marcelino's men did their best to disrupt Barca's game with plenty of robust challenges and they created the first chance after six minutes when Francis Coquelin swapped passes with Simone Zaza before drawing a routine save out of Japser Cillessen with a drilled effort.

With Barcelona nine points clear at the top of La Liga and still in the Champions League, he remains on course to win what would be a remarkable treble in his first season at the club since arriving from Athletic Bilbao.

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Ahead of the clash with Valencia, Ernesto Valverde said: "Taking into account the offensive potential that Valencia have and playing in Mestalla, I have the feeling that to get through we will have to score".

Trailing 1-0 from the first leg after Luis Suarez's strike separated the teams at the Camp Nou last week, Valencia nearly levelled the tie on aggregate early on.

Suarez turned provider again for Ivan Rakitic to make it 2-0 and that's how the game finished, sealing Barcelona's place in the Copa del Rey final.

Valencia forward Rodrigo hit the woodwork early in the match. He replaced Andre Gomes at halftime following an entertaining first half in which Valencia striker Rodrigo Moreno was close to levelling the tie with a header that bounced off the crossbar and with another shot well saved by Jasper Cillessen in the Barca goal.

Just minutes later, Luis Suarez charged into the Valencia box, before he laid the ball of to the ex-Liverpool ace.

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