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Messi assumes Barcelona captaincy

AFP  |  Barcelona 

will Barcelona this season with Sergio and acting as the Argentine legend's lieutenants, the club announced today.

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

The club confirmed: "The No.10 (Messi) who filled the role of second 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, and Iniesta."

Five time Ballon d'Or winner Messi returns to club in after scoring just once in Argentina's chaotic and disappointing campaign.

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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 21:15 IST