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Messi on target as Barcelona wins Super Cup in dramatic 5-4 win over Sevilla in extra time

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TBILISI, Georgia — Barcelona started the season in dramatic style as it beat Sevilla 5-4 in extra time to win the UEFA Super Cup in an action-packed, all-Spanish match Tuesday.

Pedro, who is reportedly considering leaving Barcelona, scored the winner off a rebounded Lionel Messi shot in the 115th minute after Sevilla had battled back from 4-1 down to 4-4.

PHOTO: Barcelona's Lionel Messi, top, celebrates after scoring his side’s first goal during the UEFA Super Cup soccer match between FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC at the Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena stadium, in Tbilisi, Georgia, on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi, top, celebrates after scoring his side’s first goal during the UEFA Super Cup soccer match between FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC at the Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena stadium, in Tbilisi, Georgia, on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

The first three goals were all from direct free-kicks as Ever Banega's opener for Sevilla was matched by two goals from Messi.

The Catalan club went 3-1 up just before halftime through Rafinha and then scored a fourth through Luis Suarez shortly after the break.

Sevilla's comeback began when Jose Antonio Reyes exploited poor marking to score on 57 minutes, before Kevin Gameiro scored a penalty and debutant Yevhen Konoplyanka slotted in.

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