5 Classic Clashes Between Barcelona and Sevilla Ahead of Their Copa del Rey Encounter

With Barcelona and Sevilla set to go head-to-head in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday night, the stakes could not be higher. Both sides will be desperate to lay their hands on the cup in order to boost their respective stuttering ends to the current campaign. 

With the level of the occasion being matched by the calibre of two high-quality teams, here are four memorable clashes between the two clubs which have come to define this fixture over the years:

4. Sevilla 3-0 Barcelona (2006-07)

In August 2006, Sevilla and Barcelona met in the UEFA Super Cup. The much fancied Barcelona, then under the management of Frank Rijkaard, come out second best to Juande Ramos’ Sevilla side, who eventually ran out comfortable 3-0 winners. 

That upset proved that Sevilla have had the mettle over the years to turn up and deliver against a technically superior Barcelona side when silverware is at stake. Goals from Renato, Frederic Kanoute and Enzo Maresca sealed the cup for the underdogs on that occasion. 

3. Barcelona 5-2 Sevilla (1993-94)

In the 1993/94 La Liga campaign, a showdown between Barcelona and Sevilla was key to deciding the destination of the title which Barcelona would claim that season. 

A famous 5-2 win over Sevilla helped the Catalan side clinch the crown, with a Hristo Stoichkov brace capping efforts from Romario, Michael Laudrup and Jose Mari Bakero to seal the three points for Johan Cruyff’s Barca. 

2. Barcelona 5-4 Sevilla (2015-16)

The two sides once again met in a high-stake UEFA Super Cup clash in August 2015, an encounter which saw nine goals and plenty of drama. 

A brace from Lionel Messi and goals from Rafinha and Luis Suarez seemingly put Barcelona on course for a 4-3 success over Unai Emery’s side, before a late Yevhen Konoplyanka strike, added to earlier goals from Ever Banega, Jose Antonio Reyes and Kevin Gameiro, sent the tie into extra time.

A 115th minute effort from Pedro was enough to finally seal the match, and claim the cup, for Luis Enrique’s Barca.

1. Barcelona 5-3 Sevilla (agg, 2010-11)

A tie which truly demonstrated the true nature of this fixture in recent times came in the 2010 Spanish Super Cup. 

A two-legged affair, Sevilla stormed into a shock 3-1 lead in the first leg at home. Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s opener for Pep Guardiola’s Barca was cancelled out by a goal from Luis Fabiano and a Frederic Kanoute brace to hand Antonio Alvarez’s Sevilla the advantage.

The Camp Nou played host to a very different story in the second leg. The match got off to the worst possible start for the visitors, as Abdoulay Konko scored an own goal to haul the home side back into the tie. 

Barcelona still required some heroics to overturn the first leg deficit, and such actions were forthcoming in the form of a Lionel Messi masterclass. The Argentine wizard completed a stunning hat-trick in the 91st minute to seal a memorable comeback for his side, winning the thrilling tie 5-3 on aggregate.  

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