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Team News: Lionel Messi captain Barcelona in Spanish Super Cup

Team News: Lionel Messi captain Barcelona in Spanish Super Cup

Lionel Messi starts for Barcelona for the first time since being named as the club’s new captain in their Spanish Super Cup clash with Sevilla.

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Last Updated: Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 20:07 UK

Lionel Messi has been named in the Barcelona starting lineup for their Spanish Super Cup clash with Sevilla this evening – the first match since the Argentine was named the club’s new captain.

Messi replaced the departed Andres Iniesta as Barcelona’s first-choice skipper, and is named in a front three alongside Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele for tonight’s match in Morocco.

Barca boss Ernesto Valverde also includes Clement Lenglet for his competitive debut against his former club, with the Frenchman lining up alongside Gerard Pique, who announced his retirement from international football this week.

Sevilla: Vaclik; Gomez, Kjaer, Mercado, Escudero, Sarabia; Vazquez, Mesa, Banega, Navas; Muriel

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pigue, Lenglet, Alba; Arthur, Busquets, Rafinha; Messi, Suarez, Dembele
Subs: Cillessen, Rakitic, Coutinho, Munir, Vidal, Umtiti, Miranda

More to follow.

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