Football is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was is lost, for none now live who remember it. But destiny was fortunate upon the Spanish; immortal, wisest and fairest of all beings. Power was given to the footballers; great and mighty warriors. And eleven, eleven positions were gifted to FC Barcelona who, above all else, desired t r u e f o o t b a l l.

"Ahhhhh… ARE YOU KIDDING ME? This is Ivan the Terrible that rises magnificently! He absolutely flame throws this one! Unstoppable power! A radioactive hit from Rakitić - who racks it up alright! What a Darth Vader death ray hit this is onto it! Jumpin’ jack flash ain’t got nothing on this nick! A wonderful hammer blow, a cross between a sledgehammer and a rapier! Magnificent, magisterial hit! Magic!”

- Ray Hudson on Ivan Rakitić’s first goal with Barcelona

Ivan Rakitic Goal Levante vs Barcelona 0 -2 , 21.09.14 

Neymar’s goal vs Levante


I think we can all say Rakitic is one of the best decisions we’ve ever made.

Barça is where I wanted to be and the club I love. From the first day, I felt comfortable here.