Barca wins Spanish Super Cup

Arda Turan scored two goals before Lionel Messi added a third as Barcelona beat Sevilla 3-0 on Wednesday to win the Spanish Super Cup with a 5-0 victory on aggregate.

Turan, who struggled to find his stride last season, continued to fill in successfully for Neymar while the Brazil star plays at the Rio Olympics.

The Turkey midfielder scored from Messi’s pass in the 10th minute before striking from long range two minutes after halftime. His goals at Camp Nou followed his excellent assist for Luis Suarez in the 2-0 first-leg win.

Messi headed Barcelona’s third in the 55th, his first goal this season.

Barcelona finished with 10 men after Javier Mascherano asked to be substituted with 10 minutes left and after coach Luis Enrique had made all three changes.

Messi, sporting his new died-blond hairdo, raised the trophy after the final whistle. Barcelona added the minor title to last season’s Spanish league and Copa del Rey titles to complete its haul for 2016.

It was Barcelona’s eighth title of a possible ten under Luis Enrique.

“I feel very fortunate to have these players, they don’t stop surprising me,” Luis Enrique said. ”We like winning all the trophies we can. You saw that in the intensity my players displayed.”-AP

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