Messi had a chance to put the result beyond doubt in the 89th minute but fired his penalty off the crossbar to finish a forgettable night for the Argentinian. Barcelona claimed the trophy on away goals thanks to a 1-1 draw in the opening leg last week.
Atltico's disciplined defence stifled a Barcelona attack featuring Neymar making his first starting appearance for his new club.The visitors enjoyed uggs outlet stores the best scoring opportunities C other than Messi's spot-kick C but were not able to get the critical goal. Atltico's chances were hurt in the 81st minute when Filipe Lus was given a red card for apparently hitting Dani Alves.
The scoreless draw meant Neymar's first-leg goal was the difference.Messi was back for Barcelona after missing one game because of a left thigh injury sustained in the opening Super Cup match last week. But the four-times world player of the year was not his usual dynamic self, lacking spark and precision. He uncharacteristically scuffed a close-range shot off a pass from Sergio Busquets to start his off night.
Messi and Neymar had previously been on the pitch together for only seven minutes, during Barcelona's league opener, because Martino said he wanted to ease the 21-year-old Brazil striker into his new team. ugg boots clearance But those eager to see the two together were disappointed. Messi was below par and Neymar was not able to exploit his speed and uggs outlet stores dribbling against Atltico's physical defence.