(Translated by Thomas Snaith)
FCB and Sevilla FC have never met before in their club history. On 10. March 2016, at St. Jakob Park in Basel and on 17. March 2016, at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán (capacity: 45´000 seats), in Spain, FCB will face a club with a great deal of history and international success: Sevilla FC have been very successful in the Europa League (UEFA Cup). The southern Spaniards have not only recently won the Europa League consecutively but are the current record title holders (4 Europa League/UEFA Cup wins). The first time they won the cup was in 2006. Ex-Basel player and current FC Barcelona Ivan Rakitic also contributed to Sevilla FC´s Europa League title in 2014. The side from Andalusia won the Spanish league in (1946) and the Spanish cup (Copa del Rey) on five occasions (1935, 1939, 1948, 2007, 2010).
After facing Athletic Bilbao, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona FC, Deportivo la Coruna, Real Madrid and Valencia CF in European competition in the past, FCB will soon face their seventh Spanish opponent.