Barcelona edge Super Cup thriller

Pedro scored an extra-time winner as Barcelona won the UEFA Super Cup with a 5-4 victory over Sevilla in Tbilisi, Georgia on Tuesday night.

Ninety minutes produced a thrilling 4-4 stalemate between the Champions League winners and Europa League holders at Boris Paichadzis Erovnuli Stadioni.

However, Pedro pounced in the 115th minute from close range to give Barca their fifth triumph at the competition, matching the record of AC Milan.

Sevilla’s Ever Banega opened the scoring three minutes in with a curling free-kick.

Lionel Messi responded in similar fashion with a quick-fire brace inside eight minutes.

Rafinha bundled in a third for the Catalans close to the break following good work from Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez.

Suarez got in on the act with a simple finish in the 52nd minute after being picked out by Sergio Busquets.

Los Nervionenses then came back from the dead through strikes from Jose Reyes, Kevin Gameiro and Yevhen Konoplyanka, before Manchester United target Pedro decided affairs at the death.


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