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Cesc Fabregas made his Barcelona debut as a late substitute and helped the Catalans seal the Spanish Super Cup by defeating arch rivals Real Madrid over two legs.

The former Arsenal captain, who signed on Monday for around £35m, came on as an 82nd-minute substitute after Karim Benzema looked to have sent the tie into extra time by levelling the game at 4-4.

But minutes after he appeared, Lionel Messi hit a late winner – his second goal – to make it 3-2 on the night.

Real’s Marcelo was sent off at the end.

The Brazilian full-back was given a straight red card for hacking at Fabregas in injury time, an incident which led to an ugly melee on the sidelines before the full-time whistle was blown.

Barcelona, who had never before beaten Real on aggregate in a Spanish Super Cup, started the match with the same starting XI that defeated Manchester United in the Champions League final in May.

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