Despite a shocking and embarrassing departure from the Champions League at the hands of Liverpool in which Barcelona lost a 3-0 advantage, the La Liga champions will still have a chance to add one more piece of silverware to this season's cabinet when they take on Valencia in the Copa del Rey final.
How to Live-Stream the Copa del Rey Final
Kickoff for today's final is set for 3:00 p.m. ET and it can be viewed on ESPN Deportes and via the soccer stream subreddit.
Barcelona will certainly be hungry for a win after their stunning 4-0 defeat at the hands of Liverpool in the Champions League semifinal, and though it's not the trophy they were hoping for, a win would see them hoist their 31st Copa Del Rey trophy -- a Spanish record. It will be Jasper Cillissen to play in goal with Marc-Andre Ter Stegen sidelined with a knee injury, while both Malcom and Coutinho should start on the wings in what could be their final games with the Spanish giants.
HEAD-TO-HEAD: Coutinho vs Goncalo Guedes— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) May 25, 2019
Coutinho put in sub-par performances in Barcelona's two league meetings with Valencia this season -- Can he round off the campaign with a man of the match display?
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For Valencia, it will start with Daniel Parejo in the central midfield. Parejo has been the side's anchor and has truly been a top player in La Liga this season, posting an 85 percent pass completion percentage and a 7.40 average match rating (WhoScored.com), good for fourth in the League. They won't have the luxury of rest, as they were forced to play their best XI on the final day of the season to secure a Champions League place, but they still pose no easy task for the Catalan outfit.
Who will come out on top? We're about to find out.