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."