Barcelona 1- Valencia 2
Barcelona took on Valencia on Saturday evening as they went in search of another Copa Del Rey trophy.
The Catalan side had won it in the previous four years prior to 2019.
However, Saturday’s final didn’t get off to a great start for Barca, as Kevin Gameiro put Valencia 1-0 up inside 21 minutes. Rodrigo would then double their lead in the 33rd minute.
Lionel Messi did give Barca some hope of coming back, tapping in a goal in the 73rd minute, but it was too little too late.
2019 #CopaDelRey WINNERS
— Valencia CF English (@valenciacf_en) 25 May 2019
Suarez on his injury
Overall, Barcelona’s performance on Saturday was pretty lacklustre.
One player they could have really done with after going 2-0 down was Luis Suarez.
However, Suarez has been out of action since Barcelona’s 4-0 hammering at Anfield vs Liverpool.
Suarez has since revealed that he had to have an operation prior to the final, on a torn meniscus that he suffered vs Liverpool.
The Uruguayan goes on to state that he is 100 percent involved in the club and always gives it his all:
“The injury that led me to go through the operating room has absolutely nothing to do with the cartilage, but because of a torn meniscus that I suffered in the tie against Liverpool.
“I have shown every day since I came to this club that I am 100 percent involved, I give it everything in every training and in every match for this shield”. As quoted by Mundo Deportivo.
Full statement below.
— Luis Suarez (@LuisSuarez9) 26 May 2019