Messi second player to score in five Copa finals
Lionel Messi became only the second player to score in five Copa del Rey finals in Saturday's 5-0 demolition of Sevilla.
Barca were irresistible at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday, blowing Sevilla way in remarkable style.
Messi and two-goal Luis Suarez led the way, with the Argentina star scoring and claiming two assists.
His goal - Barca's second on the day - saw him score in a Copa del Rey final for a fifth time, matching a feat only previously managed by Athletic Bilbao icon Telmo Zarra in the 1940s and 50s.
5 - Lionel Messi is the second player in Copa del Rey history to score in five different finals (six goals). The first player to achieve this feat was Telmo Zarra between 1942 and 1950 (eight goals). Emperor. pic.twitter.com/Y3RV6YzuyD-- OptaJose (@OptaJose) April 21, 2018
However, Zarra's record of eight goals in those five finals is slightly better than Messi's haul of six.
It was also a momentous occasion for Suarez, who has now scored in the finals of five different competitions for Barca.
5 - Luis Suarez has scored in all the finals he has played for Barcelona in all competitions (Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, Supercopa and Copa del Rey). Predatory. pic.twitter.com/dQP8MT1cWd-- OptaJose (@OptaJose) April 21, 2018