Former Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic made a curious comment after his current team Sevilla lost the rematch against Barcelona in the semifinals of the Copa del Rey, and thus dropped out of the race. Rakitic said that after the match he told Lionel Messi that he would never win the trophy he owns - the Europa League.
"I talked to Mess! and told him, 'You won everything, you scored all those goals, but I won a trophy that you will never have - you will never win the Europa League,"Rakitic said after Sevilla's elimination from the King's Cup .
Rakitic, of course, is joking with his former teammate, who cannot win the Europa League because it is the second largest European club tournament, and Barcelona's chances of playing there are slim. Messi's big goals are related to the biggest European club tournament, the Champions League.
Next week, the Catalans will have the difficult task of turning PSG in Paris, after suffering a nightmarish 1: 4 defeat at the "Camp Nou" in the first match of the 1/8 finals of the race. However, Barcelona will have to cope without two of their key players who were injured in the match against Sevilla.