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Barcelona midfielder Rakitic proud of 2015 Champions League triumph

Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has recalled winning the Champions League five years ago.

The Croatian was on the scoresheet that night in Berlin, becoming the first player to win a Europa League and Champions League in succession.

Looking back on that night and season, Rakitic told Marca: "It meant a lot, especially after coming to Barcelona after a great time with Sevilla. I was the first player to win the Europa League and then the Champions League, and they were two incredible years in a row.

"It was an impressive season and I still remember it all today: what happened before the final, the game itself, the goal, the post-match... it was unforgettable. That final will always be engraved in my mind.

"We were very strong and got stronger with time. We reached the final at our peak and I remember how we felt. We said that we didn't want the season to end because we wanted to keep playing. There was a strong sense of superiority that kept us wanting to play."

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