Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi were instrumental in Barcelona’s comfortable 2-0 victory over Sevilla in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.


Barcelona kick-started a new season with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Sevilla in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup at the Sanchez Pizjuan. While Neymar is in Brazil helping his nation in their bid for Olympic glory, the 23-year-old’s two fellow South Americans in Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez helped engineer the Blaugrana’s triumph on the night.

The two sides now lock horns next weekend at the Camp Nou to settle the tie and claim the rights to the first piece of silverware for the 2016-17 season. Barring an inspired comeback, Sevilla look set to suffer their second Super Cup setback, having already lost out to Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup last week.

After a scoreless first half, Luis Suarez broke the deadlock in the 55th minute to give Barcelona the advantage. The Uruguayan made no mistake with the finish after receiving a well chested pass from Arda Turan.

The Blaugrana doubled their lead on the night through a goal from Munir El Haddadi. The youngster produced a clinical finish off a beautiful assist from Messi to seal the game and potentially the tie.

The fans had much to cheer about their players’ performances on the night. The likes of Denis Suarez and Lucas Digne did well and made a positive impression in the minds of the supporters ahead of the new season.

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