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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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Arda grabs brace as Barça seal Spanish Super Cup win
ALBERT GEAREUTERS

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.

Arda Turan celebrates opening the scoring on the night.
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Arda Turan celebrates opening the scoring on the night.Rodolfo MolinaDIARIO AS

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.

Bravo dives to save Iborra's penalty kick.
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Bravo dives to save Iborra's penalty kick.JOSEP LAGOAFP

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.

Messi rises to meet Digne's cross and head in Barça's third.
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Messi rises to meet Digne's cross and head in Barça's third.JOSEP LAGOAFP

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.

The LaLiga champions begin their title defence at home to Real Betis on Saturday (18:15 CEST).

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