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Messi hat-trick gives Barca Super Cup win

August 22, 2010 09:07 IST

Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick to lead Barcelona to a 4-0 victory over Sevilla 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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