BARCELONA 3 - SEVILLA 0 (5-0 AGG)
Arda grabs brace as Barça seal Spanish Super Cup win
Arda Turan scored either side of half time and Leo Messi added a third as Barcelona beat Sevilla to claim an eighth trophy under Luis Enrique.
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Two goals for Arda Turan and one for Leo Messi saw Barcelona lift their first silverware of the season as they completed a 5-0 aggregate victory over Sevilla in Wednesday's Spanish Super Cup second leg at the Camp Nou.
Arda sets Barcelona on their way
Leading 2-0 from Sunday's opening leg at the Sánchez-Pizjuán, Barça put themselves firmly on course for a 12th Super Cup success - more than any other club in Spain - when Messi slipped in Arda to roll the hosts in front after 10 minutes.
Bravo denies Iborra from the spot
Sevilla were handed a glorious opportunity to pull one back on the half-hour mark when Barça debutant Samuel Umtiti handled in the box, but goalkeeper Claudio Bravo - who is expected to leave for Man City - saved Vicente Iborra's penalty.
Arda and Messi finish off scoring
And Arda extended Los Azulgranas' advantage immediately after half time, capitalising on sloppiness among the Sevilla backline to expertly sweep the loose ball in over custodian Sergio Rico from outside of the box.
A 3-0 scoreline on the night was sealed 10 minutes later when Messi deftly headed Lucas Digne's left-wing cross back across goal and past the scrambling Rico.
Mascherano limps off
However, Barça's eighth trophy win under current boss Luis Enrique also brought an injury blow as Javier Mascherano was forced off late on. Following the final whistle, the Catalan club confirmed the Argentine had suffered a hamstring strain.
INJURY NEWS: Javier Mascherano has a hamstring strain in his right leg and will be out for a week #FCBlive— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) 17 August 2016
The LaLiga champions begin their title defence at home to Real Betis on Saturday (18:15 CEST).
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