Dominant Real Beat Barca To Lift Super Cup
Real Madrid produced a dominant display in the Spanish Super Cup second leg to beat Barcelona 2-0 on the night and lift the trophy after a 5-1 aggregate win.
After a controversial first leg at the Nou Camp that saw Real win 3-1 and resulted in Cristiano Ronaldo’s five-match suspension, the hosts on Wednesday rounded off their pre-season preparations in style.
Marco Asensio (4) produced another fantastic strike to add to his first leg efforts before Karim Benzema (39) doubled the lead. While Barcelona improved in the second half, they were unable to reduce the deficit as Real took the victory 5-1 on aggregate.
Real made the perfect start at the Bernabeu as Asensio picked up where he left off on Sunday. He collected a pass 25 yards out before curling the sweetest of strikes past Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, who could only watch it hammer into his net.
Barcelona’s best period of the first half came just after conceding the opening goal. A fine Javier Mascherano chip found Luis Suarez in the box but he just skewed his volley wide before a Lionel Messi pass destined for the Uruguayan was cut out by Sergio Ramos.
Real did not let the Barca dominance rest and they should have extended their lead in the 34th minute as an impressive Lucas Vazquez smashed the woodwork when he tried his luck from the top of the box.
Real Madrid: Navas (7), Carvajal (7), Ramos (7), Varane (7), Kroos (7), Benzema (8), Modric (7), Marcelo (7), Vazquez (8), Asensio (8), Kovacic (6).
Subs used: Casemiro (7), Hernandez (5), Ceballos (5)
Barcelona: Ter Stegen (6), Pique (6), Rakitic (6), Busquets (6), Suarez (7), Messi (7), Mascherano (6), Alba (6), Roberto (7), Gomes (6), Umtiti (6).
Subs used: Semedo (6), Deulofeu (5), Digne (4)
Man of the match: Lucas Vazquez