Barcelona: Lionel Messi double inspired European and Spanish champions Barcelona to a 3-2 victory over bitter rivals Real Madrid in their Super Cup second leg clash here and a 5-4 aggregate win.

The bad feeling between the two sides boiled over at the end of the match on Wednesday which saw three players sent off - Marcelo and Mesut Ozil of Real Madrid and Barcelona's David Villa.

Barcelona were far from their best with their players looking rusty and they lacked their usual slick passing, while Real took the game to them.

However, Andres Iniesta put Barca ahead with a deft finish before Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 100th goal in a Real Madrid shirt to equalise.

Messi, though, was the key player as he scored at the end of the first half and again three minutes from the end with French striker Karim Benzema finding the back of the net in between.

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola was overcome with emotion.

"Words fail me in how to congratulate my players on how they played," he said.

Guardiola only gave new 29million pound signing former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas a few minutes of playing time towards the end of the game.

But it was enough time for Marcelo to be dismissed for a late challenge on the Spanish midfielder.

(Agencies)