Barcelona began their 2016-17 campaign with a 2-0 away victory over Sevilla in the opening leg of Spanish Super Cup.
With both sides looking to press high up the field and force turnovers of possession, the game got off to a frenetic start.
Forward Luis Suarez eventually broke the deadlock for the champions after Arda Turan chested down for the Uruguayan to slot home just after half-time.before substitute Munir poked home a second for the Catalans off a Lionel Messi pass with 10 minutes left to play.
Substitute Munir then poked home a second for the Catalans off a Lionel Messi pass with 10 minutes left to play, wrapping up the victory.
‘We continue with the same ambition as always,’ Barca coach Luis Enrique told the club’s website. This team knows sacrifice and we are competing for all the titles and we got a great result.
‘We played a good game both defensively and offensively, especially in the second half. I’m very pleased with everything,’ he coach concluded.
The win did come at some cost to the Catalans as both defender Jeremy Mathieu and influential midfielder Andres Iniesta suffered injuries.
Barca will welcome the Europa League champions to the Camp Nou for the second-leg of the tie on Wednesday.
Kick-off is at 23:00.