OUSMANE DEMEBLE snatched the Spanish Super Cup from Sevilla with a howitzer of a late winner.
Last season’s Copa del Rey winners grabbed a shock lead on nine minutes but Gerard Pique levelled in the second half and Dembele rifled a long-range piledriver into the top corner.
Reuters Ousmane Dembele watched his screamer fly in
There was still room for late drama when Barca keeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen conceded and saved a late penalty to secure the silverware
Sevilla snatched the lead thanks to a sweeping counter attack and VAR’s debut in Spanish football.
Luis Muriol broke through the Catalan midfield and sucked the defence out of position until he could offload to Pablo Sarabia.
The 26-year-old finished but, before the home side could celebrate, the video assistant referee was called up to decide on an offside call.
AFP or licensors Ter Stegen conceded a penalty for this foul on Aleix Vidal
AFP But late subsitute Yassin Ben Yedder missed from 12 yards
After an anxious wait the strike was deemed legal and Sevilla found themselves with a surprise lead.
On 17 minutes Messi almost created the equalised when he slalomed through the Sevilla defence and teed up Jordi Alba down left but his first-time shot across goal was well saved.
The Argentinean master was at his creative best and he fed Luis Suarez in inch-perfect pass that the former Liverpool man snatched at.
And the Uruguayan suffered an even more embarrassing miss moments later from a perfect Messi free-kick.
Reuters Pablo Sarabia gave his Sevilla side a shock lead
Reuters A VAR check confirmed the Pablo Sarabia was legal