Vincenzo Montella’s Sevilla held Barcelona to a 2-2 draw and the Coach had advice for Roma. “It’s easier if Leo Messi doesn’t play…”
The Giallorossi will visit Camp Nou on Wednesday evening in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final.
They received mixed messages from the Blaugrana on Saturday evening, as they were 2-0 down in Seville and risked conceding even more, but Messi came off the bench and scored in the late comeback.
“We lacked the determination to really finish them off and when Messi came on, he changed the game,” Sevilla Coach Montella told Fox Sport Italia.
“I am irritated and disappointed, just like the players, because we put in such a great performance for 88 minutes.”
Does he have any advice for his former Roma teammate Eusebio Di Francesco?
“He knows what to do, but it’s easier if Messi doesn’t play…”
Curiously, both Sevilla goals against Barcelona were scored by former Serie A players Franco Vazquez and Luis Muriel.
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