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Machin backing his side to beat Barcelona

Machin backing his side to beat Barcelona

Sevilla boss Pablo Machin believes his side have a good chance of beating Barcelona in Sunday evening’s Spanish Supercopa tie.

Both teams head to Morocco on Sunday to face off in a rare one-legged tie with Sevilla having played more friendlies and competitive fixtures in the Europa League.

Machin’s side have been in good form over pre-season and a 1-0 win over Zalgiris in their Europa League qualifier on Thursday saw them warm up for the task against Barca.

A whole host of new signings at the Andalusian club have integrated well, and they will face off against the likes of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho.

An added bonus for Sevilla though, is that the likes of the aforementioned trio have only just returned to training – featuring in none of Barca’s pre-season friendlies due to their summer at the World Cup in Russia with their countries.

Machin believes his side can take advantage of that and produce a win on Sunday evening.

“It’s a no-brainer that Barca are a super team, who specialise in winning Finals and have some of the best players in the world,” the Coach said at a Press conference.

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“However, one of the few sports where an inferior team can beat a superior one is football, and we have a chance. We’ll do the best we can and see what our opponents leave us.”

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