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Barcelona start new season with Super Cup win

Arda Turan scored twice and Lionel Messi once as Barcelona earned a 3-0 second-leg victory over Sevilla to win the Spanish Super Cup 5-0 on aggregate.

The Catalans were rarely threatened at Camp Nou, taking a 2-0 lead from Sunday’s game into the second leg, but Arda Turan gave Barca the lead on the night despite the good start by Sevilla.

New Barcelona signing Samuel Umtiti gave away a penalty kick, but Vicente Iborra saw his effort from 12 yards saved by Claudio Bravo, who might have made one of his final appearances for Barca before a move to Manchester City.

Turan added a second minutes after the restart, with Messi scoring a sublime header to give his side a comfortable 3-0 lead on the night.

It is the first time since 2013 Barcelona have won the Spanish Super Cup, a two-legged match which usually pitches the league champions against the Copa del Rey winners.

Both sides begin their La Liga season on Saturday, with champions Barcelona at home to Real Betis, while Sevilla, who finished seventh last May, host Espanyol.

 

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