Barca lift Copa del Rey title to seal Spanish double

, 11:25 AM IST

London : Lionel Messi played the role of a playmaker with absolute finesse as Barcelona defeated Europa League champions Sevilla 2-0 in extra-time to win the Copa del Rey while completing a Spanish double at the Vicente Calderon last evening.

The Argentine international provided a well-crafted crossfield pass to Jordi Alba, who dispatched it clinically to break the deadlock seven minutes into extra-time. Messi then slipped another gorgeous ball to Neymar to make it two in the last minute, the Guardian reported.

The victory also saw La Liga champions Barca become the first side to complete a Spanish double two years in a row for more than 60 years. (ANI)