Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 June 2019

Lionel Messi and Barcelona train ahead of Copa del Rey final with Valencia - in pictures

The La Liga champions are looking to end the season on a high note after Uefa Champions League woe

Barcelona are aiming to sign off the 2018-19 season in style on Saturday night when they take on Valencia in the Copa del Rey final.

The La Liga title has been successfully retained already, but Ernesto Valverde's side are still at a low ebb after their shock Uefa Champions League exit to Liverpool earlier in May at Anfield.

Barca had won the first leg 3-0, but capitulated in the second leg of the semi-final as they lost 4-0 at Merseyside to lose the tie to the Premier League club 4-3 on aggregate.

Captain Lionel Messi said he and his teammates were anxious to bounce back against Valencia.

"That game has spoilt a little the year we have had," he said. "I just want to win the final and end the season with another trophy.

"We are all aware that it is a final and it's another trophy to win. We have to end the season well, celebrating another title if we can."

The game kicks off at 11pm on Saturday UAE time and Barcelona trained on Friday ahead of the game.

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Updated: May 25, 2019 10:14 AM

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