Barcelona and Sevilla face off on Sunday at Vicente Calderón with the Copa del Rey title on the line. Lionel Messi will certainly be there, and he loves to play against the Rojiblancos. Messi has scored 25 times in his professional career against Sevilla, the biggest victim of the world's best player.
In fact, Messi loves to score on Sevilla, so much, he did it as a youngster. As you see in the video above, a 16-year-old Little Leo absolutely murdered the opponent on a Round of 16 Copa del Rey U19 match. It took only 25 minutes for the Blaugrana prodigy to score four times and send Barça to the quarterfinals in the 2004 edition. That game happened just months before his first team debut, and you can actually see all the qualities that made Messi who he is today: the movement, the speed, the positioning, and the scoring ability.
Just over twelve years after that amazing afternoon in 2004, Big Leo will play another Spanish Cup match against Sevilla, and Culés worldwide will certainly hope for a similar performance. If it happens, instead of a U19 quarterfinal place, Leo will win Barça a Spanish double.