Today will see Barcelona going for that domestic cup double and one more trophy to complete their treble, but first they have to beat Athletic.
Having Lionel Messi is an added bonus for Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao boss, Ernesto Valderde has made it known he has no idea on how to stop the Argentine.
“I don’t know how to stop Lionel Messi but we have to try,” Valverde told a press conference.
“We know how good he is and more than that, I cannot say anything about Messi that nobody already knows.
“We see him every day on the pitch. He is a player who shows his quality on the big stage, like finals.
“We have to try to stop him from doing the things he is capable of; he won’t do all those things tomorrow on the pitch.”