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Barcelona and Sevilla Battle for double

Either Barcelona or Sevilla will complete a double in Sunday’s Copa del Rey final, but there could also be another double with two guard of honours for the Andalusians’ Europa League win and the Catalans being crowned La Liga champions.

While both teams will be fighting for the final trophy of the season, the encounter also has this additional element with the possibility of a historic double guard of honour between the two sides at the Estadio Vicente Calderon.

If the double celebration is decided on, it will be the first time it has happened in the world of football, although it has already occurred in rugby when teams from New Zealand and Argentina underwent this show of sportsmanship in the 2015 World Cup.

The All Blacks, who won the match by 26-16, lined up to congratulate the Argentinians for their good game.

Then Los Pumas showed their appreciation by returning the compliment.

Spanish football continues to make history in Europe after Sevilla won their third consecutive Europa League final on Wednesday night, along with the all-Spanish Champions League final in Milan between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid on May 28.

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