The Barcelona have collected a record 26th Copa del Rey title

The defeating Athletic Bilbao 3-0 at the Vicente Calderon as Pep Guardiola's illustrious era came to a close for the blaugrana were ahead after three minutes thanks to Pedro's opportunistic finish following a corner in lionel messi for a second from Pedro, put Guardiola side three up inside the opening half hour to all but confirm the 14th trophy of a phenomenal tenure in repeat of the 2009 final the opening goal came inside three minutes as Barcelona started at a breathtaking tempo.

And the contest seemingly over Guardiola's side appeared to be content with their three-goal lead as Athletic failed to create an opening to fact Barca continued to look the more likely as they broke away, with Pedro denied a hat-trick thanks to a last-ditch tackle in messi then embarked on a typically magical run, evading the challenges of four Athletic defenders, only to be denied a second goal by Iraizoz's outstretched boot.

The Xavi, one of the players to symbolise Barca as a club, was then given a resounding exit by Guardiola as the Catalan's looked to stroll to a comfortable finish up to win a 14th trophy for Guardiola in four years to cemented his place as the most successful Barcelona coach as he brings his legacy to a close, leaving the reigns to Tito Vilanova.

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