Spanish giants Barcelona were crowned as the 2016/17 Spanish Super Cup champions after beating Sevilla 3-0 on Wednesday night. Again the La Liga outfit pulled an outstanding performance yesterday and thrashed last season’s Europa League Champions with outstanding goals from Lionel Messi and Arda Turan.
The match , which was the second leg of the Super Cup Final confirmed Barcelona as the cup’s tittle winners for the twelfth time since the competition’s inception in 1982.This means that the Catalans have won this cup for a record three times more than any other Spanish club.
Real Madrid are second in the all-time list with nine Super Cup tittles on their disposal . The other clubs who have won this competition are Deportivo la Coruña , Athletic Bilbao and Atlético Madrid . These teams have clinched two Super Cup tittles each.
Other smaller clubs like Valencia, Mallorca, Real Sociedad, Zaragoza and Sevilla have also been victorious and have all won this domestic competition once.
Barca are unstoppable
The Catalans have displayed outstanding performances throughout the pre-season.Certainly the club is almost hundred percent ready to begin the season and one can’t argue that Barca are the favorites to defend the domestic league.The Spanish giants surely have their eyes on the Uefa Champions League tittle as well.The club have beefed up their squad by adding a couple of star players such as Samuel Umtiti and André Gomes in the team.
Arda Turan , who has been a regular player since Neymar’s (part of Brazil under 23 squad playing in Rio Olympics )absence has displayed outstanding performances during the pre-season. The talented midfielder scored two outstanding goals in the final Super Cup match. It will be difficult for coach Luis Enrique to choose who to play between Neymar and Turan. Samuel Umtiti is another player who has done well , the French central defender will certainly add some strength in the Barcelona defense.