Sevilla manager Unai Emery was full of praise for his team despite their 5-4, extra-time loss to Barcelona in Tbilisi on Tuesday evening.
Barcelona are coming off a punishing season and an exhausting summer. But they shrugged off fatigue to win the UEFA Super Cup, writes Graham Hunter.
Luis Enrique was pleased with Barcelona's UEFA Super Cup victory but said he would have to examine how his side let Sevilla erase a three-goal lead to
Lionel Messi called his pair of free kick goals in the UEFA Super Cup "lucky" as he guided Barcelona to a 5-4, extra-time victory over Sevilla.
Lionel Messi's brace earned him an 8/10, while Jeremy Mathieu's porous defence warranted a 3/10 in Lee Roden's Barcelona Super Cup player ratings.
Barcelona needed early magic from Lionel Messi and late heroics from the reportedly departing Pedro to defeat Sevilla and win the UEFA Super Cup.