In the last game of his third and final season as manager of Barcelona, Luis Enrique won his ninth piece of silverware with the Catalan club. Thanks to the enduring and indomitable genius of Lionel Messi, Barca comfortably rolled over Alaves 3-1 at the Vicente Calderon, which lived through its own finale, as the iconic stadium in Madrid will be demolished soon. The Copa del Rey final saw to it that the departing manager won the tournament in each of his three campaigns in charge.
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) Celtic completed a trophy treble in Scottish soccer and finished the domestic season undefeated after beating Aberdeen 2-1 in the Scottish Cup final thanks to an injury-time goal on Saturday. Midfielder Tom Rogic scored from an acute angle in the second minute of stoppage time at Hampden Park to ensure Celtic added the cup to the Scottish Premiership and the Scottish League Cup. Brendan Rodgers became the third manager, after Jock Stein (1967, 1969) and Martin O’Neill (2001), to lead Celtic to a treble of domestic titles. Celtic hasn’t lost any of its 47 games across in the league and both cups, and is the first team to go through the whole of a Scottish domestic season
Blues striker Diego Costa offered some insight into his future following Chelsea’s FA Cup Final loss to Arsenal on Saturday. The combustible striker was subject to a head-turning bid from the Chinese Super League this winter, but is only looking at two European locations for his future. Those are his current club, Chelsea, as well as former home at Atletico Madrid. The 28-year-old Costa has kept his scoring pace level since arriving in the Premier League. He scored 64 goals in 134 matches for Atleti, and has notched 58 goals for Chelsea in 120 appearances.