Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde wants Ousmane Dembele to stay after 'wonder goal'

Brenda Watkins
August 13, 2018

La Liga gaints Sevilla have threatened to boycott their Super Cup encounter against Barcelona on Sunday if they name more than three non-European Union players for the match.

Both Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, who were born in South America, already have European citizenship.

Ousmane Dembele scores a spectacular victor as Barcelona claim the 2018 Spanish Super Cup with a 2-1 victory over Sevilla in Morocco.

The video assistant referee (VAR) was used for the first time in Spanish soccer to award the goal, which had initially been ruled offside.

There was still time for late drama when Barca goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen brought down Aleix Vidal in the area as the Sevilla youngster closed in on an equaliser.

Barca's new captain Messi lifted his first piece of silverware since inheriting the armband from former midfielder Andres Iniesta, and the Argentine also overtook the Spaniard as Barca's most decorated player with 33 trophies to his name.

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Suarez had a golden chance to level the scores late in the first period when he found space inside the box, but the Uruguay global missed the far post as Sevilla kept their one-goal lead in tact. The 21-year-old France winger stunned Sevilla's defense with a right-footed shot that hit the underside of the crossbar in the 78th minute.

Lionel MESSI broke another FC Barcelona record while Emiliano SALA scored. Sevilla defended well and kept their shape but they also had their chances.

The Spanish Super Cup preceeds every La Liga opener and the match it is between La Liga champions against the Copa del Rey winners, but since Barcelona won the domestic double last season, Sevilla qualify as Copa del Rey runners-up.

Barcelona have taken part in nine of the last 10 Super Cups, but this was the first to take place over just one leg and in a foreign country.

Spanish club Sevilla have stated that they could withdraw from tonight's Spanish Cup final against Barcelona over an interpretation of the rules surrounding the competition.

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