Messi magic leads Barcelona to Copa del Ray victory


Lionel Messi’s goal sealed the victory for Barcelona in the Copa del Ray Cup. The La Liga champions won the title with a 3-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

Messi did all by himself in the 20th minute and evaded numerous challenges on the right wing, dribbling past four Bilbao defenders to put Barcelona in charge.

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Neymar scored in the 37th and Messi sealed the win in the 74th before Inaki Williams got Bilbao’s goal as Barcelona claimed its record 27th cup title – and third in seven years, all at the expense of Bilbao.

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Neymar, who was on cloud nine after the victory said that for him Lionel Messi was the best in the world and it was an honour for him to be a part of that team with such great players, the BBC reported.

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