- Match Analysis
Atletico Madrid’s new arena Wanda Metropolitano will be hosting the Copa del Rey final between FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC, it has been officially announced.
Three-time defending champions FC Barcelona defeated Valencia 3-0 on aggregate in the last four (Semi Finals), while Sevilla who were the runners-up two seasons ago – overcame Real Madrid’s conquerors Leganes 3-1.
Wanda Metropolitano is the latest Spanish stadium to come to the spotlight by stealing the attention of football fans all over the world, and it is said to be the nearly 68,000-capacity arena, which will also hold the 2019 UEFA Champions League final, was opened at the start of the season while its predecessor (previous home ground), the Vicente Calderon, held the past two Copa Del Rey showpieces.
Neither FC Barcelona nor Sevilla FC have particularly fond memories of visiting the Wanda Metropolitano stadium – FC Barcelona needed a late Luis Suarez’s equalising goal to rescue the Catalans and manage a 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid in October, while Sevilla were beaten 2-0 by Diego Simeone’s side a month earlier.