Holders Barcelona have been handed a tough Copa del Rey last-eight draw, with last season's beaten finalists Sevilla their next opponents.
Lucas Hernandez has been strongly linked with Bayern Munich, and Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone will back whatever decision he makes.
Atletico Madrid moved back above Sevilla in LaLiga at least until Sunday, as Antoine Griezmann's penalty defeated Espanyol.
An emphatic penalty against Espanyol for Atletico Madrid gave Antoine Griezmann his 200th career goal on Saturday.
Everyone knows Lionel Messi is the world's best player, according to Barcelona team-mate Jordi Alba.
He produced two superb free-kicks for Barcelona against Espanyol, but Lionel Messi said he needed some luck.
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde hailed his captain after Lionel Messi broke a LaLiga record in a derby demolition of Espanyol on Saturday.
Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets feels a sublime display against Catalan rivals Espanyol showed Lionel Messi is the world's best player.
Starring in a 4-0 Catalan derby thrashing of Espanyol, Lionel Messi scored two free-kicks in a LaLiga game for the first time.
Days after being voted the fifth best player in the world, Lionel Messi scored two world-class free-kicks in a derby thumping of Espanyol.