Sevilla threaten to pull out of Spanish Super Cup tie

Valverde perfila este once para la Supercopa ante el Sevilla

Philippe Coutinho has reportedly acquired a Portuguese passport through his wife in the last week, while his fellow South Americans Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are already European Union citizens.

Pablo Sarabia opened for Sevilla in the ninth, when the video assistant referee overruled an offside call in the first use of VAR in Spanish competition.

However, Barcelona struck just before half-time after a free-kick by Messi hit the post before Gerard Pique converted the rebound.

That set the stage for French star Dembele to take the headlines in the Sevilla vs Barcelona game with a 78th minute screamer from 25 yards and again Messi played a crucial role with the key pass.

This was Messi's first official game as Barcelona captain after Andres Iniesta left the club, and the Argentine ended up lifting his first trophy with the armband.

Sevilla did have a golden chance to level the scores from the penalty spot in second-half stoppage time, but Wissam Ben Yedder saw his effort saved by Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

Lionel MESSI broke another FC Barcelona record while Emiliano SALA scored.

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

Ernesto Valverde was impressed with Ousmane Dembele's performance against Sevilla after his stunning goal helped Barcelona win the Supercopa de Espana.

"We have placed lots of hope (in Dembele)", Valverde said.

Former Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal debuted for Barcelona as a late substitute.

Sevilla qualified for the match as last season's Copa del Rey runners-up, after Barcelona won the league and cup double. Sevilla faces Zalgiris on Thursday after winning their first match 1-0.

Sevilla said they could withdraw from the game in Tangier, Morocco, if Barca name an "improper lineup".

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 previous year.

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