Sevilla threaten Super Cup action against Barca over non-EU players

Tyler Owen
August 13, 2018

Barcelona pull up the curtains on the new season with a 2-1 win over Sevilla in a single-legged Spanish Supercup tie in Tangiers, Morocco.

Suarez had a golden chance to level the scores late in the first period when he found space inside the box, but the Uruguay global missed the far post as Sevilla kept their one-goal lead in tact.

GK Marc-Andre ter Stegen, 7 - Made an outstanding low save to deny Sarabia late in the first half and guessed correctly to foil Ben Yedder's penalty, which was harshly given against the German after Aleix Vidal crashed into him.

After Messi and Iniesta come Gerard Pique and Sergio Busquets, who both won their 28th trophy for Barcelona in the Super Cup win over Sevilla.

It follows a summer in which Dembele has regularly been mentioned as a potential departure from the Nou Camp.

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said that he hoped that Dembele's goal is a sign of better things to come this season. "He is a very young player and we hope that little by little he makes progress".

Aretha Franklin ‘very ill,’ surrounded by family
When asked if she would still be still be doing numbers like " Respect " and "Think", she said: "No, I shouldn't think so". Over the course of her five-decade career, Aretha has earned 18 Grammy awards and sold over 75 million records.

The Super Cup is played between the previous season's league and Copa del Rey winners. He endured a hard first season at Barcelona after his £138million arrival last summer.

Usually a two-legged affair, the match will be settled after just one for the first time on Sunday. Sevilla faces Zalgiris on Thursday after winning their first match 1-0.

Sevilla, under new boss Pablo Machin, were impressive and led after Sarabia received Luis Muriel's pass and placed it past the goalkeeper early on - with a goal eventually awarded following a VAR review.

"Sevilla FC is surprised by the RFEF's announcement 24 hours before the Super Cup", Sevilla said in a statement.

The use of VAR was hailed as a success at the 2018 World Cup and has been approved for use in La Liga this season, following Germany's Bundesliga and Italy's Serie A which introduced the technology past year.

Other reports by

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER