Messi hat-trick leads Barca to Super Cup victory
Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick to lead Barcelona to a 4-0 victory over Sevilla on Saturday and a 5-3 aggregate win in the Spanish Super Cup.
The Argentine forward had a quiet World Cup in South Africa but looked more comfortable back among his club mates at the Nou Camp.
Messi grabbed two well-taken first-half goals after Sevilla's Abdoulay Konko had put the ball in his own net early on, and rounded off the night with a third at the end.
Having lost the first leg 3-1 in Seville last week with a second-string side, Barca fielded an almost full-strength team to win La Liga's traditional curtain raiser for a record ninth time.
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