Lionel Messi FC Barcelona's Captain For New Season

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The game gives Lionel Messi an opportunity to start the season by notching up yet another milestone: the most honours won by any Barcelona player.

The new Spanish season gets under way on Sunday with a game taking place on foreign shores, as the Super Cup is contested in Morocco between Sevilla and reigning league and cup champions Barcelona.

The video assistant referee (VAR) was used for the first time in Spanish football on Sunday to award midfielder Pablo Sarabia with Sevilla's opening goal against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup.

While he didn't score, MESSI did play a great through ball to Luis SUAREZ which was ultimately wasted and his free kick which hit the post fell to Gerard PIQUE who scored off the rebound.

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Manager Ernesto Valverde was full of praise going on to say "I don't know what Messi must be feeling right now".

Ousmane Dembele later made it 2-1 with a thumping long-range finish, while Sevilla squandered a golden chance to equalise when Wissam Ben Yedder saw his penalty saved in the final seconds.

"The club's legal department is studying the matter and should FC Barcelona submit a team with more than three non-EU players, it would present possible ground for withdrawal on account of an improper line-up".

"It has stated that as many non-EU players as desired can be registered". "He has an fantastic ability to break down defenses with his speed".

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The Super Cup is played between the previous season's league and Copa del Rey winners.

Barca beat Sevilla 5-0 on aggregate in the 2016 Spanish Super Cup but crashed 5-1 to Real Madrid in last year's competition.

Sevilla mean have been threatening to boycott the match as they feel Barcelona are being favoured by playing the match in a neutral stadium and they also cite that Barcelona have more than threev non European union player in their squard.

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