Messi- great match, but faded a bit in extra time, but his strike should have been penalty (and he drew the foul by his dribbling) and follow-up was decisive anyway
Suarez- goal, assist, and fouls against him caused free kicks that Messi converted. But...some of his dives were just shameful
Iniesta- was imminent and his substitution (although justified concerning spanish super cup) started this mayhem. Don!
HM: Pedro. Exemplary player!
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The Internet is full of tribute videos with some version of the title "Messi doesn't dive" a trait rare in a sport where players roll around on the ground like gunshot victims when an opponent so much as breathes on them.
Theories abound about why Messi won't fall, about his character or his respect for the game, but I think it's much simpler. If he dives, he loses the ball.
Messi - scored two curly freekicks, and dribbled through Sevilla's lines like classic Messi.
Alves - superb ball control in this game, him and Messi form the best right wing in the world by far.
Suarez - was one of our most active men for a large portion of this match. Scored a goal and made an assist, proving again he's a nightmare to play against.
MoM results vs. Sevilla Super Cup
Messi 69 points, all 23 first places
Alves 20 points
Rafinha 19 points
Suarez 16 points
Rakitic 7 points
Pedro 4 points
Iniesta 1 point
Pique 1 point
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