Barcelona's Arthur Melo.

Arthur Melo's brilliant assist for Ivan Rakitic during Barcelona vs Sevilla

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Barcelona are big fans of a 'remontada' or what the English refer to as a comeback.

The Blaugrana's greatest ever 'remontada' came back in 2016 against Paris Saint-Germain, a second-leg game they went into 4-0 down.

Somehow, with a supernatural performance from Neymar, Barca beat the Ligue 1 side 6-1 at the Camp Nou to seal the Champions League's greatest ever comeback.

With their knack for a comeback in mind, no football fan was going to write off Barca as they went into their Copa Del Rey quarter-final second leg against Sevilla.

Ernesto Valverde's side lost the first game 2-0, with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez both controversially rested.

However, in the home leg the Barca boss recalled the big hitters and it paid dividends as the Blaugrana won 6-1 - repeating their miraculous feat against PSG

Philippe Coutinho scored twice after Messi handed him a penalty in the first-half, with the Argentine, Suarez, Ivan Rakitic and Sergio Roberto grabbing the other goals.

And the game will forever be remembered for a piece of artistry by Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo, who produced the most sumptuous of assists for Rakitic to score the second goal.

You can watch the 22-year-old's moment of magic below.


That really is outrageous.

Has a pass from a different player ever looked more like the legendary Xavi Hernandez? Probably not.

As Barca fans were quick to point out after, Arthur's pass actually eliminated eight players.


Absolute brilliance from a player who looks certain to reach the very top.

Barca look well on course to challenge for yet another treble in 2018/19.

They're five points clear at the top of La Liga, with their key players hitting form ahead of the return of the Champions League.

The Blaugrana will face Ligue 1 side Lyon and will be the heavy favourites to progress.

Arthur on the ball

And their chances will be boosted further if Arthur keeps on doing impressions of Xavi.

Ernesto Valverde
Sergi Roberto
Ivan Rakitic
Philippe Coutinho
Lionel Messi
Luis Suarez

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