Spain: Valencia and Barcelona fans gear up for Copa del Rey finalMay 25, 2019 at 16:27 (GMT) · 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.