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LaLiga: Barcelona name new captain




Barcelona have named their new captain following the departure of Andres Iniesta at the end of last season.

Argentine captain, Lionel Messi will captain Barcelona this season with Sergio Busquets and Gerard Pique acting as his lieutenants.

The Catalan giants announced the development via their official website on Friday.

Messi will lead Barca out in the Spanish SuperCup on Sunday against Sevilla in the Moroccan port of Tangier.

The club confirmed thus, “The No.10 (Messi) who filled the role of second captain since 2015 will this season be the team’s captain, a title that has shone over this past decade on the arms of other club legends like Puyol, Xavi and Iniesta.”

Messi returns to club football in Spain after scoring just once in Argentina’s chaotic and disappointing World Cup campaign in Russia.