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FC Barcelona News: 12 August 2015; Barça Win UEFA Super Cup, Express Interest in Kevin De Bruyne

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FC Barcelona v Sevilla FC: Fourth title of 2015 (5–4) | FC Barcelona
Pedro Rodríguez scored FC Barcelona’s fifth goal of the evening in the 115th minute as the Champions League titleholders hung on late in an exhilarating 5–4 extra-time triumph over a newly revamped Sevilla, the winners of last year’s Europa League, in the 2015 UEFA Super Cup Final on Tuesday night in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Barcelona show team spirit in winning UEFA Super Cup - ESPN FC
The first is that no one -- not the most rabid Barça fan, not Xavi sitting in Qatar and not Pep Guardiola in deepest, darkest Bavaria -- will have taken more pleasure from how this herculean match unfolded than Athletic Bilbao, their coach Ernesto Valverde and the Basque players who lost the Copa del Rey final to the Spanish and European champions last May.

Lionel Messi man of the match in 2015 UEFA Super Cup | FC Barcelona
It is mere coincidence that Lionel Messi's surname and the award he won on Tuesday, the MVP, begin with the same letter. Nevertheless, it didn't take a genius to name the Barça striker as the man of the match, crowning him the best player in Tuesday's UEFA Super Cup Final in Tbilisi after yet another dazzling exhibition.

Reactions to FC Barcelona's fourth title of 2015 | FC Barcelona
Social media highlights following team's 5–4 victory in the UEFA Super Cup.

Messi and Iniesta win 25th major title | FC Barcelona
Leo Messi and Andrés Iniesta have written another page in the FC Barcelona history book by helping the team to victory against Sevilla in the European Super Cup. They have now both won 25 titles for the club.

Iniesta plays game number 550 with the first team | FC Barcelona
Andrés Iniesta on Tuesday in Tbilisi played match number 550 for the FC Barcelona first team. The man from La Mancha was amongst the starting eleven in the final of the European Super Cup against Sevilla, moving past Migueli on 549 on the all time appearance of FC Barcelona players in official competition.

FC Barcelona match AC Milan with five European Super Cups | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona now have the same number of European Super Cups to their name as AC Milan. After beating Sevilla in Tbilisi (5-4), they have matched the Italian club’s record of five wins.

Vitolo: Messi showed why he's the best ever -
Lionel Messi showed why he is the best player of all time in Barcelona's 5-4 extra-time win over Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup, according to Vitolo. The Argentine scored two free kicks to give the Catalans the lead after Ever Banega's early goal. Barca eventually raced to a 4-1 lead, but the Europa League winners clawed their way back to take it into extra time.

Humble hero Pedro will be missed by Barcelona -
It was his breakthrough year. Promoted to the first team on a permanent basis by Pep Guardiola in 2009-10, Pedro made his mark immediately and etched his name into Barcelona folklore as he became the first player to net in all six competitions in the same season.

Mascherano: Pedro was born for moments like this - Inside Spanish Football
"I’m certain that for the impartial fans, it was spectacle that one rarely gets the opportunity to see, but from our point of view, we leave a little frustrated, we had the game in our hands and we let it slip away. We’re happy to win, but we need to improve, we made errors that could come back to haunt us."

Man United target Pedro says future at Barcelona uncertain - ESPN FC
Barcelona forward Pedro says he does not know if the UEFA Super Cup will end up being his last match for the club amid interest from Manchester United. Pedro came off the bench to score the match-winning goal on Tuesday night as Barcelona saw off Primera Division rivals Sevilla 5-4 after extra time in a thrilling Super Cup clash in Tbilisi.

Barcelona Aim To Hit Opponents For Six | Eurosport
Barcelona are the best team in the world right now. They were playing a friendly and they didn’t have any of their stars who’d been in Copa America. Lionel Messi, Neymar, Claudio Bravo, Javier Mascherano and Daniel Alves are either the best or among the best in their positions in the world. Six of their regular starting - and settled - XI are South American, the aforementioned plus Luis Suarez.

FC Barcelona fans arrive in Tbilisi from all over Europe | FC Barcelona
On a warm, sunny day in the Georgian capital city of Tbilisi, the fact that the passion for FC Barcelona crosses every border has once again been made apparent. The club colours can be seen in every street, with thousands of travelling supporters mingling with just as many local people that are thrilled to welcome their favourite team to their city.

Wolfsburg confirm Barcelona and Real Madrid interest in Kevin De Bruyne - Inside Spanish Football
In an interview with Spox, Hecking confirmed that the former Chelsea startlet is being pursued by some of the biggest clubs in Europe and revealed that there are more teams interest in the player than Manchester City, who is believed to be leading the chase for the gifted player.

Halilovic to Hamburg? | Football Espana
Reports in Croatia and Germany say Alen Halilovic is close to leaving Barcelona for a loan move to Bundesliga side Hamburg. Mundo Deportivo cites Hamburger Morgenpost as claiming the midfielder is wanted by Hamburg, while the likes of Porto, West Ham, Stoke City, Sporting Lisbon and Grasshoppers Zurich have been mooted.

La Liga shuffles fixtures in 2015-16 schedule - ESPN FC
The first 2015-16 La Liga season Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona will be played on Nov. 22 instead of Nov. 8 while the Copa del Rey final was moved from May 21 to May 7, Spain's Superior Sports Council (CSD) announced on Tuesday.

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