There is nothing wrong with Lionel
Messi’s scoring touch despite his inability to find the net at the World Cup.
The Argentine midfielder, scoreless
in five games in South Africa, scored a hat-trick to lead Barcelona to a 4-0
win over Sevilla and help them claim their first trophy of the season, the
Spanish Super Cup.
The first goal in the 14th minute
came when Pedro’s cross rebounded in off defender Abdoulay Konko. After that it
was all Messi, scoring in the 25th, 44th and 90th minutes after being put
through on passes from Xavi, Dani Alves and Andres Iniesta respectively. Barca
won, 5-3 on aggregate. Barca coach Pep Guardiola said the win was just the beginning.
“We still have much work in order to take shape,” he said, “and even players
like Xavi, Andres Iniesta have still to reach full sharpness.”