Barcelona Thrash Sevilla To Lift UEFA Super Cup.

Barcelona Thrash Sevilla To Lift UEFA Super Cup.

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Pedro scoring winning goal for Barcelona (picture courtesy of bbc.com)

Pedro’s late strike saw Barcelona humble rivals Sevilla 5-4 to lift 2015 UEFA Super Cup tittle in a nine goal thriller match played at the Dinamo Arena in Tbilis,Georgia on Tuesday night.

Eva Banega breached Barcelona’s net in the 3rd minute with a superb 25 yard free-kick to put Sevilla ahead before the La Liga champions drew level four minutes later with a stunning Lionel Messi’s free-kick.

The Argentina captain put Barcelona ahead in the quarter hour mark with another fabulous free-kick before Brazilian midfielder Rafinah made it 3-1 for the treble winners on the stroke of the first-half.

Luis Suarez extended Barcelona’s lead seven minutes after the break with a solo effort but Antonio Reyes reduced the deficit for Sevilla to 4-2 five minutes later.

Gameiro steped up to score Sevilla’s third goal from the spot after Barcelona’s Jeremy Mathew had hauled Vitolo
in the box prompting referee to award a penalty.

Barcelona saw their 4-1 lead blown away as Sevilla leveled the margin with nine minutes to stoppage time after summer signing Konoplyanka tapped home Cero Immobile low pass to take the match to extra time.

With five minute to penalty shoot-outs, want away Barcelona winger Pedro who came off the bench, scored the decisive goal to give Barcelona their first silverware this campaign.

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