Alfredo Relano: 'Barcelona looked lost without Messi'
AS editor discusses the dependence Barcelona have from Messi
"Barcelona have now gone 30 games unbeaten in the league this season which is a credit to the work of Ernesto Valverde but it must be said that they looked lost without Messi in Seville."
"It was also telling to see the impact his substitution made on the game as it rallied the visitors and it also seemed to drive a psychological fear into Sevilla's players."
"The last 30 minutes of the game was hugely open as the home side looked to retain three points to help propel them into a comfortable European spot as for the visitors, it was a case of trying to defend their unbeaten record with the final being as dramatic as one could expect from a game of football."