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Gallery: Messi Lifts First Trophy As Barca Captain

Lionel Messi was named Man of the Match and lifted his first trophy as FC Barcelona captain after his side beat Sevilla in the Supercopa de Espana courtesy of a rocket strike by Ousmane Dembele.

Click through the gallery above to see some of the best images from the game and of Barca's celebrations.

Sevilla's Pablo Sarabia scored the opener in the curtain-raiser to the Spanish league season that was played in Tangier, Morocco, this year.

However, Barcelona struck just before half-time after a free-kick by Messi hit the post before Gerard Pique converted the rebound.

Dembele ended up being the match-winner when his thunderbolt late in the second half found the back of the net, and there was even more drama in the dying minutes, when saw Marc-Andre ter Stegen saved a penalty from Wissam Ben Yedder.

Read: The 11 Managers With The Most Trophies In Europe

This was Messi's first official game as Barcelona captain after Andres Iniesta left the club, and the Argentine ended up lifting his first trophy with the armband.

Click through the gallery above to see some of the best images of the game, and let us know, in the comments section below, whether or not you think Barca will lift the LaLiga title this season!

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