Published: Mon, August 13, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Sevilla Threaten Super Cup Action Against Barcelona

Sevilla Threaten Super Cup Action Against Barcelona

Pablo Sarabia opened for Sevilla in the ninth, when the video assistant referee overruled an offside call in the first use of VAR in Spanish competition.

The club's legal department is studying the matter and should FC Barcelona line up with more than three non-EU players, it would present possible ground for withdrawal due to an improper line-up.

NAIJ.com previously reported that Lionel Messi has been named Barcelona captain following Andres Iniesta's exit from Camp Nou.

Suarez had a golden chance to level the scores late in the first period when he found space inside the box, but the Uruguay worldwide missed the far post as Sevilla kept their one-goal lead in tact.

Gerard Pique equalized three minutes before halftime when he finished off a free kick by Messi that hit the post and ricocheted off the back of goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik - and again off the upright - before falling to the Barcelona defender.


Franco Vazquez then headed an Ever Banega corner onto the crossbar moments later as Sevilla came within inches of taking the lead in Morocco once again. "We hope it doesn't end here and he keeps on winning more". "He is a very young player and we hope that little by little he makes progress".

The Spanish Super Cup preceeds every La Liga opener and the match it is between La Liga champions against the Copa del Rey winners, but since Barcelona won the domestic double last season, Sevilla qualify as Copa del Rey runners-up.

Spanish club Sevilla have stated that they could withdraw from tonight's Spanish Cup final against Barcelona over an interpretation of the rules surrounding the competition.

The Argentine took the field for the first time since the World Cup to lead Barcelona in the traditional curtain-raiser, played overseas for the first time in Tangier, Tunisia .

The game will be the curtain-raiser to the 2018/2019 LaLiga season.

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