Barcelona win UEFA Super Cup
Barcelona have won the 2015 UEFA Super Cup after a 5-4 victory over Sevilla.
The match was played in Tbilisi, Georgia, as Barcelona secured what could be the first of 6 trophies this season.
Barcelona had won the UEFA Champions League, while Sevilla’s Europa cup win had set up the all-Spanish affair.
Barcelona were missing starters Neymar and Jordi Alba, and it seemed to be potentially a problem as Sevilla grabbed the lead in the 3rd minute.
Ever Banega curled a freekick from 25 yards out past the Barcelona walla and goal keeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen.
Lionel Messi seemed to take up Banega’s challenge, and scored two free-kicks in the 7th and 15th minutes to put the defending league champions back up.
Barca made it 3-1 before the break, with Luis Suarez doing it all for Rafinha to stab home a goal.
Suarez eventually got his name on the scoresheet 7 minutes into the second half, picking up a pass from Sergio Busquets to put the ball past goalkeeper Beto and into the post.
Sevilla weren’t going to go away easily, and a goal from Jose Antonio Reyes and a penalty from Kevin Gameiro made it 4-3 at 73 minutes.
The comeback eventually materialized, as new signing Yevhen Konoplyanka scored on his debut for the club, leaving Barcelona fans shocked.
With 5 minutes to go, Pedro wrote what could be the last chapter of his Barcelona career in the best way possible as he stabbed home a winner after Beto had denied Messi.