WATCH: Three free kick goals in 20 minutes (two from Messi) have Barca up 3-1 at half

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Lionel Messi took Ever Banega’s third-minute free kick and raised the bar.

Messi curled a pair of free kicks home to lift Barcelona to a 3-1 lead over Sevilla after 45 minutes of the UEFA Super Cup in Georgia on Tuesday.

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Rafinha scored just before halftime off a cute pass from Luis Suarez to complete the first half of scoring.

The event pegs the UEFA Champions League winner against the UEFA Europa League champion.