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Copa del Rey Final: Lionel Messi magic inspires Barcelona to edge past Alaves; retain Copa title

Copa del Rey Final: Lionel Messi magic inspires Barcelona to edge past Alaves; retain Copa title

Messi opened the scoring then helped tee up Neymar and Paco Alcacer to lead Barca to a record 29th Cup triumph after Theo Hernandez`s brilliant free-kick had briefly brought Alaves level.

Copa del Rey final: Luiz Suarez injured; Gerard Pique, Javier Mascherano ready for final against Alaves

Copa del Rey final: Luiz Suarez injured; Gerard Pique, Javier Mascherano ready for final against Alaves

The season has come to an end for Barcelona second top scorer as the hamstring injury he sustained during training is set to keep him out of action for 15 days, the Catlan announced on Twitter.

Barcelona fans allowed to fly Catalan separatist flags at Copa del Rey final

Barcelona fans allowed to fly Catalan separatist flags at Copa del Rey final

Catalan fans can now wave them in the final where Barcelona seek their second title of the football season after La Liga.