Ronald Koeman reached the final of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday with FC Barcelona in a miraculous final.

After extra time, it became 3-0 against Sevilla, which had won the first leg with 2-0.

Sevilla received no fewer than three red cards, including Luuk de Jong, who had already been substituted.

It was the fifth time in 2021 that Barcelona had to play an extension.

In the quarterfinals that was necessary against Granada (3-5, 2-2 after ninety minutes) and two rounds earlier against third division club Cornellà (0-2, 0-0).

In the Spanish Super Cup, 'Barça' was also on the field twice for 120 minutes.

First, Real Sociedad was beaten 2-1 in extra time and then Athlteic Bilbao was 3-2 too strong.

Against Seville, Barcelona - with Frenkie de JOng on the field for 120 minutes - took the lead after twelve minutes via Ousmane Dembélé.

After that, Koeman's team missed three more opportunities.

Luuk de Jong was dangerous for Sevilla, but just couldn't reach a cross.

After the break, Sevilla received a penalty after a foul by Oscar Mingueza, but Lucas Ocampos' weak effort was turned by Marc-André ter Stegen.

In injury time, Sevilla midfielder Fernando got his second yellow card, after which Barcelona came to 0-2 in the fourth minute of the extra time via Gerard Piqué who had come forward and again forced an extension.

Early in that extension, substitute Martin Braithwaite signed for the 3-0.

Sevilla still only needed one goal to continue and thought they were entitled to a second penalty kick at the end of the first half.

However, the arbitrator and the VAR saw no intent in a handball by Clement Lenglet.

To the anger of Sevilla: three players on the field were booked for protesting and Luuk de Jong, who had already been substituted, and an assistant of coach Julen Lopetegui, were sent off with an immediate red card.

In the final, Barcelona will play against Athletic Bilbao or Levante.