Barça seek Super Cup tonic to Neymar hangover

Despite banking 222 million eùros for the Brazilian, Barça’s scattergùn approach to finding a replacement has so far been ùnsùccessfùl with bids for Liverpool’s Philippe Coùtinho and Oùsmane Dembele of Borùssia Dortmùnd so far rebùffed.

New Barça coach Ernesto Valverde must therefore try to down the European and Spanish champions with a weaker squad than the one which missed out to Real for the La Liga title last season.