Barcelona wins Copa del Rey in Luis Enrique's last game
- Author: Julie Sanders May 28, 2017,
May 28, 2017, 13:36
The former Barcelona midfielder could end his three-year reign at the Nou Camp with a ninth trophy.
He celebrated by waving his winner's trophy and singing the club's anthem in front of the Barcelona fans who traveled to the final in Madrid. "I'm the one who chose to stop, and I think that it was a wonderful decision for me, for the players and for the team as well".
MADRID (AP) - Luis Enrique leaves Barcelona with no regrets and the feeling of mission accomplished.
Luis Enrique took his final bow as Barcelona coach on Saturday night and declared the Lionel Messi magic show far from over.
The Basque side drew level three minutes later when Theo Hernandez fizzed a spectacular free kick into the top corner although Neymar restored Barca's lead a minute before halftime, bundling in Andre Gomes's pass from close range after starting the move with a dazzling run down the left.
"I have a contradictory feeling given the disappointment of the result given the desire we had to do something more, and also the feeling of thanks to the players not only for what they did today but during the whole year", said the Argentine.
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Despite frustration in La Liga and the Champions League this season, Barca ended the campaign with a Copa del Rey triumph.
Since then, Barcelona have twice won the Super Cup with wins against Atletico Madrid and Sevilla, and lost against Athletic Bilbao on another occasion.