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Spain: Valencia and Barcelona fans gear up for Copa del Rey final

Spain, Seville
May 25, 2019 at 16:27 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of supporters of football clubs Valencia and FC Barcelona hit the streets and fan zones of Seville ahead of the Copa del Rey final in the city on Saturday. Conversations in both camps were dominated by FC Barcelona’s dramatic loss to Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League semi-final nearly three weeks ago.

“I have seen the news conference and they are more focused on the defeat at Anfield rather than on this cup. Here in Seville, for each Barcelona supporter there are 20 for Valencia. This is already a victory,” said Jon Ander Concha, a Valencia supporter.

But Barcelona fans, including the club’s former player Chapi Ferrer believe the Catalan club will aim for the domestic double this season. “I think that the sadness after the Liverpool loss lasted for a couple of days, but at the moment you have a final ahead of you and there is a trophy to compete for," said Ferrer.

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Thousands of supporters of football clubs Valencia and FC Barcelona hit the streets and fan zones of Seville ahead of the Copa del Rey final in the city on Saturday. Conversations in both camps were dominated by FC Barcelona’s dramatic loss to Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League semi-final nearly three weeks ago.

“I have seen the news conference and they are more focused on the defeat at Anfield rather than on this cup. Here in Seville, for each Barcelona supporter there are 20 for Valencia. This is already a victory,” said Jon Ander Concha, a Valencia supporter.

But Barcelona fans, including the club’s former player Chapi Ferrer believe the Catalan club will aim for the domestic double this season. “I think that the sadness after the Liverpool loss lasted for a couple of days, but at the moment you have a final ahead of you and there is a trophy to compete for," said Ferrer.

W/S Fire crackers deployed by Valencia fans, Seville

M/S Valencia fan holding smoke flares

M/S Valencia fan holding smoke flares

W/S Valencia fans on street

W/S Valencia fans on street

SOT, Jose Antonio Jimenez, Valencia supporter (Spanish): “Valencia is over the top, we are very excited. We are going to defeat them. Messi, go home.”

W/S Valencia fans being photographed at fan zone

W/S Valencia fans singing

M/S Valencia fans singing

W/S Valencia fans singing

SOT, Jon Ander Concha, Valencia supporter (Spanish): “I have seen the news conference and they are more focused on the defeat at Anfield rather than on this cup. Here in Seville, for each Barcelona supporter there are 20 for Valencia. This is already a victory.”

C/U FC Barcelona logo

W/S Barcelona fans singing

M/S Barcelona fans singing

M/S Barcelona fans singing

W/S Barcelona fans singing

M/S Barcelona fans singing

SOT, Ramon Llulia, Barcelona supporter (Spanish): “The team has been through bad times after Liverpool but I see the team is excited to win the cup and achieve a double victory this season. People don’t give it much importance but I think it is something very hard to win.”

M/S Former FC Barcelona player Chapi Ferrer signing autographs

M/S Former FC Barcelona player Chapi Ferrer signing autographs

C/U Former FC Barcelona player Chapi Ferrer signing autographs

SOT, Chapi Ferrer, former FC Barcelona player (Spanish): “I think that the sadness after the Liverpool loss lasted for a couple of days, but at the moment you have a final ahead of you and there is a trophy to compete for. You gotta at least take a break of 90 minutes to focus and I’m sure that they will make it.”

M/S Copa del Rey banner

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