Pique to the rescue as Messi’s dream of one last Barcelona trophy stays alive

The defender’s late header took the Blaugrana’s Copa del Rey semi-final with Sevilla to extra-time before Martin Braithwaite secured a final berth


For much of this season, it has seemed like Barcelona fans may never again gaze upon their captain and talisman Lionel Messi holding a trophy aloft.

The Argentina forward has won so many in his glittering career, both with the Catalans and as an individual, and yet, for a player with the ability to make time stand still, it is still slipping away from him.