Enrique delight at Super Cup win

Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has praised his players for the way they went about demolishing Sevilla over two legs in the Spanish Super Cup.

An Arda Turan brace and a headed goal from Lionel Messi secured a 3-0 win for Barcelona over Jorge Sampaoli's side at the Camp Nou on Wednesday, following a similarly comfortable outing a week ago, that ended 2-0.

The Super Cup is Barca's first trophy of the season, and the only one that has eluded Enrique since his appointment, but after being awarded the trophy, the former Celta and Roma boss' thoughts quickly returned to the task of defending their Primera Division title.

Speaking to the club's website, Enrique said: "It was especially pleasing that we didn't concede any goals, and that was because the players competed with such intensity.

"But it was a fair result. Now we need to focus on Saturday's game, where we'll be starting the league as champions and seeking to retain our title.

"I'm really happy with Arda Turan's performance. It's really good to know that he can also play up front."

On adding another trophy to his already burgeoning cabinet, he added: "I feel very fortunate. But it's all thanks to the great players I have. They never cease to surprise me in every game and every training session. They're unique, they're different."

Barcelona face Real Betis in their opening tie on Saturday, but will have to do without Javier Mascherano, who suffered a hamstring injury in his right leg the second half of Wednesday's game.

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