Athletic Bilbao would have been cursing their luck when they were drawn against Barcelona in the Copa del Rey quarter-final.
What they really didn’t need is a reminder of what happened the last time the two sides met in the domestic cup competition.
But Barcelona had other ideas and tweeted a vine of the absolutely magnificent solo goal from Lionel Messi during last season’s Copa del Rey cup final between the two sides which the Catalan club won 3-1.
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The vine was accompanied with the words "#VineFCB #CopaFCB This happened in the last Barca v Athletic Club Cup clash…”
The Argentine picked the ball up near the halfway line before beating four defenders and smashing the ball in at the near post.
The goal was somehow overlooked for the FIFA Puskas award but Messi wouldn’t have cared too much as he picked up his fifth Ballon d’Or award on the same night.
Since last season’s Copa del Rey final at the Nou Camp, the pair have met on three occasions but Barcelona haven’t had it all their own way.
They were destroyed by Athletic Bilbao 4-0 in the first-leg of the Spanish Super Cup back in August and could only manage a 1-1 draw in the return match at home.
A week later Athletic Bilbao hosted Barcelona in the league but lost by a single Luis Suarez goal after Messi had missed a first-half penalty.
But Athletic Bilbao will be fearing the worst when they meet over two-legs in the last-eight of the cup after being reminded of one of the greatest goals that football has ever seen.
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