◼️ The Frenchman broke the tie in Tangier with a shot from outside the area and headed the victory of the Blaugranas 2-1 over Sevilla for the championship.
FC Barcelona regained the throne in the Spanish Super Cup, having lost in 2017 with Real Madrid. The team led by Ernesto Valverde won 2-1 on a hard match against Sevilla, to reach their 13th crown and escape to the top of the Spanish league, with a difference of three over their merengue pair.
In other related news, Lionel Messi surpasses Iniesta and is now the player with the most titles (33) won at Barcelona.
🙌 Leo #Messi is crowned the player with the most titles in the history of Barça 👉3️⃣3️⃣🏆
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 12, 2018
On the turf of Tangier (Morocco), the story began favorably for those of Nervión, since the technology gave them a wink. In the premiere of the VAR in Spanish competitions, the referee validated the goal of Pablo Sarabia 9 minutes into the first half, after the line referee called offside after the pass of Luis Muriel.
Barça had control of the ball although it cost them to do damage. Arthur lacked brilliance in the midfield, Lionel Messi didn’t manage to appear in its fullness and Luis Suarez had a clear opening but his shot went wide.