Messi is the star as Cesc makes debut

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Updated: August 18, 2011

Cesc Fabregas made his Barcelona debut as a substitute as his new club beat Real Madrid in last night’s Spanish Super Cup, but the match was once again overshadowed by another ugly brawl between the two sides.

The debut boy had to play second fiddle to Lionel Messi who was the star man,making one goal and scoring two, including the winner two minutes from time, as Barca won 3-2 on the night and 5-4 on aggregate.

After last week’s first leg ended 2-2, Messi freed Andres Iniesta for the opener only for Ronaldo to draw Madrid level five minutes later. Messi then restored Barca’s lead, but Karim Benzema tied the math eight minutes from time.

The match looked set for extra-time until Messi volleyed a late winner. Marcelo was then shown red for a reckless tackle on substitute Fabregas and the incident led to an injury-time brawl in which Mesut Ozil and David Villa were shown red cards

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