FC Barcelona will face Sevilla in the Copa Del Rey 2nd leg at the Nou Camp hoping to overturn a two-goal-deficit to make the semis on Wednesday night.
After Sevilla battered a dispirited and Messi-less Barça side with a 2-0 score line at Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan last week, they turn their attention to Nou Camp to force qualification to the next round at a hostile ground that would show intense enmity.
On Tuesday 29th January, a tweet popped up on Sevilla’s English twitter account bearing the words; “#ThingsIwouldban, Messi from the #Copa Del Rey quarter final”.
Evidently, the idea that the five time ballon dor winner would feature on Wednesday isn’t in good taste with Sevilla fans.
For all the anguish the Barcelona captain has inflicted upon them, it is only fair that they prefer the Argentine not to have a hand in the game to be played on Wednesday night.
Messi, capable of turning a game on its head in a blink of an eye has managed almost a goal every single game, extraterrestrial!
Most of the forward’s goals have come against other top-notch oppositions like Atletico Madrid(28), Real Madrid(26) and Valencia(25).
This outlines the fact that the 31-year-old magician is a man for the big occasions who delivers when it matters most with such great aplomb.
In a throwback of events last season in La Liga Santander, when Barça were trailing Sevilla 2-0, it took a spirited display from Lionel Messi to come off the bench on the hour mark to salvage a draw with a finish full of conviction in the 89th minute to maintain Barça’s unbeaten run after Vazquez and Muriel had put Sevilla in the driving seat.
Before Messi was introduced from the bench, Sevilla’s bench surprisingly had asked Leo Messi to go easy on them when he warmed up closely and yet their greatest fear came to bear as the Argentine’s last minute strike was a slap in the face.
Messi later that season lead Barçelona’s charge to clinch the Copa Del Rey title. Sevilla were rioted 5-0 in the final with the Barça talisman finding the scoresheet yet again.
Messi surely with grit and gutsy, will once again lead Barcelona on Wednesday night as they seek to overturn a two-goal-deficit in front of their home fans. Sevilla would hope Lionel Messi isn’t in the mood and doesn’t come to the part to spoil their own party.
CREDIT: BRIGHT N.B ANTWI