Sevilla president Jose Castro voiced objections over the Spanish season’s curtain-raiser being taken away from its conventional two-legged format to be performed in Morocco however Pablo Machin’s aspect began the brighter.
Pablo Sarabia adopted his three targets within the Europa League preliminary levels with a ninth-minute opener that was cancelled out by Gerard Pique three minutes from half-time.
Dembele put the harm distress that ruined his debut season in Catalonia behind him by blasting in a rasping right-footed strike by way of the crossbar, though there was a ultimate twist
Ter Stegen introduced down ex-Barca full-back Aleix Vidal, solely to atone for his clumsiness by holding a tame spot-kick from Sevilla substitute Wissam Ben Yedder.
Barcelona XI: L. Messi, L. Suárez, Piqué, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, M. ter Stegen, Rafinha, Lenglet, Semedo, Arthur, O. Dembélé
Subs: I. Rakitić, Vidal, Philippe Coutinho, Jasper Cillessen, S. Umtiti, Munir, Juan Miranda
Sevilla XI: J.Navas, S. Kjær, G. Mercado, É. Banega, T. Vaclík, F.Vázquez, Escudero, L. Muriel, Sarabia, S.Gómez, Mesa
Subs: Carriço, Nolito, A.Vidal, Ben Yedder, Amadou, André Silva, Juan Soriano