Line-ups: Sevilla-Barca

Lionel Messi begins life as Barcelona captain against Sevilla in the Supercopa as Arthur and Clement Lenglet make their debuts.

Messi has replaced Andres Iniesta as Barca’s captain, with Sergio Busquets, Gerard Pique and Sergi Roberto behind him in that order for the armband.

Marc-Andre ter Stegen starts in goal, with Nelson Semedo and Jordi Alba flanking Pique and ex-sevillista Lenglet in a back four.

Arthur takes the place of Ivan Rakitic in central midfield, while Rafinha starts for the first time under Ernesto Valverde.

Finally, Ousmane Dembele looks to light up the right wing, less than a month after helping France win the World Cup, and Messi is partnered up top by Luis Suarez.

As for Sevilla, new boss Pablo Machin hands out debuts to goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik and centre-back Sergi Gomez.

However, former Blaugrana man Aleix Vidal is only a substitute, as is Portugal striker Andre Silva, who arrived from Milan on Saturday.

Nonetheless, the threat of a forfeit has been allayed by the Catalans naming only three non-EU players in Arthur, Arturo Vidal and Philippe Coutinho.

Barca have won four of their last six Super Cup fixtures against the Andalusians, who in turn have not beaten last season’s double winners away from Camp Nou since January 2010.

This is also the first Supercopa to be played over a single match, away from Spain – in the Moroccan city of Tangier – and with VAR.

Sevilla: Vaclik; Mercado, Sergi Gomez, Kjaer, Escudero; Navas, Mesa, Banega, Sarabia; Franco Vazquez; Muriel 

Subs: Amadou, Aleix Vidal, Ben Yedder, Carrico, Andre Silva, Soriano, Nolito

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Dembele, Busquets, Arthur, Rafinha; Messi, Suarez

Subs: Cillessen, Umtiti, Coutinho, Rakitic, Miranta, Munir, Vidal

Referee: Del Cerro Grande

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