Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona turned on the style in the second half to beat Athletic Bilbao 4-0 in Sunday's (AEST) Copa del Rey final and win its first silverware under Ronald Koeman.
Real Sociedad has won its first Copa del Rey since 1987 after Mikel Oyarzabal's second-half penalty secured a 1-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao.
Marcelino lauded Athletic Bilbao, who will contest two Copa del Rey finals within a fortnight after overcoming Levante.
Athletic Bilbao's Copa del Rey semi-final against Levante is finely poised after a 1-1 draw in the first leg at San Mames
Barcelona has it all to do in its Copa del Rey semi-final after Jules Kounde and former Blaugrana midfielder Ivan Rakitic secured Sevilla a 2-0 win in Thursday's (AEDT) first leg at the Ramon Sanchez
Lionel Messi hailed the special achievement of leading Barcelona to Copa Del Rey glory on Sunday (AEST) as president Joan Laporta backed the superstar forward to sign a new deal with the club.