Barcelona UEFA Super Cup 2015 Trophy
Barcelona players pose with the UEFA Super Cup 2015 trophy after their enthralling win over SevillaReuters

Sevilla produced a brilliant comeback from 4-1 down against Barcelona in the UEFA Super Cup 2015, but then there was Pedro Manchester-United-bound-now-surely Rodriguez to fire home the winner in extra time to help the European champions to their first trophy of the season.

Barcelona were irresistible in terms of going forward with their trio of attackers – Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar – last season, and with Neymar out through illness, Messi and Suarez took over the goalscoring duties, netting three of Barcelona's five goals in a 5-4 victory over Sevilla in Tbilisi.

Sevilla jumped to an early lead, in just the third minute, via Ever Banega, but the midfielder's Argentina compatriot Messi levelled the proceedings four minutes later, before giving Barcelona the lead on 16 minutes.

Barcelona then looked like they had the UEFA Super Cup 2015 in the bag at halftime as Rafinha scored a minute before the break, with the match looking done and dusted when Suarez struck seven minutes into the second 45.

However, Sevilla did not give up, with former Arsenal forward Jose Antonio Reyes making it 4-2 on 57 minutes, before Kevin Gameiro gave Sevilla hope, via a goal from the penalty spot with 18 minutes remaining in normal time.

The comeback was completed by new signing Yevhen Konoplyanka, who made it 4-4 on 81 minutes to take the match into extra time.

With that don't-know-what-you-are-going-to-get penalty shootout looking inevitable, Pedro sprung up to fire the winner in the 115th minute and give Barcelona yet another title.

"I've just been lucky enough to score those [two goals] and I'm very happy the team won and very grateful to everyone for their support and such a warm welcome," Messi was quoted by UEFA's official website. "We seemed to be the home team [with the support]. It was like we were the hosts and we're very pleased to have won.

"The key thing is to win and to win as many trophies as possible. Winning today was significant because of what the Super Cup represents in terms of starting the season on the right foot, so we're delighted. All trophies are great."

Below are the Video Highlights of the UEFA Super Cup 2015 match with all the goals and Lionel Messi's two wonderful freekicks

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