Barcelona, Sevilla aim to double success in Copa del Rey

AP , Saturday 21 May 2016

Sevilla players celebrate with the trophy after winning the Europa League final soccer match between Liverpool and Sevilla in Basel, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 18, 2016 (AP)

Important titles already in hand, Barcelona and Sevilla aim to sweeten already successful seasons in the Copa del Rey final on Sunday.

Barcelona is defending its domestic cup trophy at Vicente Calderon Stadium in Madrid, a week after winning its second straight Spanish league title.

The Liga champions face a Sevilla side that is riding high after coming back in the second half to beat Liverpool 3-1 and clinch a third straight Europa League title on Wednesday.

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta says ''having reached our goal of the league and the fact that it is the last match of the season gives (the final) a lot more importance.''

Iniesta helped Barcelona lift three of its record 27 Copa del Rey titles - in 2009, 2012 and 2015.

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