Even though Lionel Messi is still going strong, Barcelona's club president has already started to look ahead to that unwanted day when the club's all-time great steps off the Camp Nou field for the very last time.
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde brought on Messi and Fati at halftime and although their introduction led to an improvement in the visitors' play, Granada doubled their lead in the 66th minute from the penalty spot.
There was a huge sense of relief in Barcelona after brushing aside their recent Champions League quarter-final failures by beating Manchester United, but Lionel Messi still criticised his side's shaky start to the game.
Missing Lionel Messi and most of its regular starters, Barcelona could only draw 0-0 at Huesca in the Spanish league on Saturday, three days before the visit of Manchester United in the Champions League
Manchester United made history in the last-16 by overturning a 2-0 home defeat against Paris St Germain to win the tie on away goals with a dramatic 3-1 victory in the French capital, underlining the club's reputation for stirring European revivals.
Sevilla went ahead twice, but Lionel Messi hit back each time before he netted a third goal with five minutes remaining. After taking his league-leading tally to 25 goals, Messi added an assist for Luis Suarez to round off the win before the whistle.