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Jasper Cillissen's outrageous pass for Coutinho during Barcelona v Sevilla

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It seems almost odd to think that Barcelona are on the verge of a domestic double.

Ernesto Valverde has come in for a lot of criticism in recent weeks despite the fact the Blaugrana are on a 40-game unbeaten run in La Liga.

Their Champions League elimination at the hands of Roma hurt a lot of fans and sparked a lot of the criticism, but it's impossible to deny that Barca have been brilliant this season.

They had the chance to get their first piece of silverware of the season at the Wanda Metropolitano, with Sevilla the only thing in the way of their quest for another Copa del Rey.

Barca won the trophy last season and got off to the best possible start against Sevilla.

Luis Suarez scored the opening goal early in the first-half after great work from Philippe Coutinho, with the Brazilian laying it on a plate for his former Liverpool teammate.

However, the way the move came about really was almost anti-Barcelona.

Cup goalkeeper Jasper Cillissen picked the ball up in his area and absolutely hammered it down the field, pretty much taking out the whole Sevilla defence.

You can watch the goal below.

VIDEO

As expected, fans on Twitter loved the vision from the Dutch shot stopper.

FANS REACT

Not often you see that from the Spain's passing masters.

Perhaps it is yet another sign that the style at the club is undergoing a big change under Valverde.

While there are still some offensive fireworks - mostly down to the brilliant Lionel Messi - the Blaugrana appear to be more pragmatic and cautious in their approach.

It's not the most aesthetically-pleasing, but it seems to get the job done.

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Topics:
Gerard Pique
Ivan Rakitic
Lionel Messi
Barcelona
Philippe Coutinho
Luis Suarez
Sergio Busquets
La Liga
Football
Andres Iniesta

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