Spanish Super Cup: FC Barcelona Collects Yet Another Trophy In Style
With the Spanish internationals back, Barcelona had little problems turning the tie around after a 1-3 loss in Sevilla in the first leg.
Barcelona dominated the match from the start, created an incredible amount of chances and could have scored many more goals: 4-0 ended up being a nice result for a Sevilla side that was completely outplayed. By the 25th minute, Sevilla's advantage was already history.
After Konko scored an own goal in the 14th minute (after an amazing run and cross by Pedro), Messi showed once again why he is the undisputed best player in the world and scored a hat trick. Xavi, as usual, commanded the field like only he can and had a magnificent assist for Messi's first goal.
Iniesta and David Villa (Barcelona's new signing) started on the bench but both came into the match in the 57th minute and both were involved in Barcelona's fourth goal where they combined with each other and offered Messi the goal.
Villa didn't score his first goal with the blaugrana jersey (yet) but he confirmed what everyone knows: he will be fundamental for Barcelona's success this season and he will score many goals.
Puyol, Barcelona's captain, didn't play today but his absence wasn't really felt since Barcelona simply didn't let Sevilla attack.
Today's performance was a clear indication that, even though some Barcelona players have won everything there is to win in football, the team is still as motivated as ever and ready to fight for every competition this season. With this attitude and such quality football, more trophies are sure to be coming quite soon.
Barcelona are still the team to beat, both in Spain and in Europe. Today's performance was impressive, but the best is still to come. A repeat of the glorious 2008/2009 season (where Barcelona won the treble) seems perfectly possible.
By winning the 2010 Super Cup, Barcelona became the most successful team in the Spanish Super Cup history, with nine titles (to Real Madrid's eight).
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