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Barcelona beat Sevilla in nine-goal thriller to lift UEFA Super Cup

Barcelona won the battle of the European champions following a 5-4 extra time victory over Sevilla in the UEFA SuperCup in Tbilisi Georgia – a match

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Barcelona beat Sevilla in nine-goal thriller to lift UEFA Super Cup

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Barcelona won the battle of the European champions following a 5-4 extra time victory over Sevilla in the UEFA SuperCup in Tbilisi Georgia – a match that pits last season’s Champions League winners against the holders of the Europa League.

Ever Banega scored first for Sevilla before Barca turned on the style to go 4-1 after 52 minutes – Lionel Messi kicking things off with a brace.

Rafinha and Luis Suarez scored the other two for the Catalans.

But Jose Antonio Reyes, Kevin Gameiro and Yevheniy Konoplyanka all hit the mark to help Sevilla mount a remarkable comeback and send the game to extra time.

It wasn’t to be a fairytale finish for Sevilla, though, as in the 115th minute Manchester United target Pedro fired in from close range to hand Barca a trophy-winning start to the season.