Supreme Real conquers the Spanish Super Cup at the expense of Barcelona
Real Madrid has the second prize of the season. The team of trainer Zinedine Zidane won the Spanish Super Cup by also taking the second duel with FC Barcelona to win 2-0.
The champion of Spain and winner of the Champions League had last week with victory at Manchester United (2-1) all the European Super Cup conquered.
Real opened the diptych with a cup winner in Barcelona on Sunday with a win in the Camp Nou (1-3). Afterwards, especially about the red card for Cristiano Ronaldo, who as a substitute the 1-2 on his account had taken, but after having two yellow cards, had to leave. The push that the evil Portuguese star gave them to the referee earned him a hefty suspension.
A few hours before the kick-off of the return in Madrid, endorsed by the Spanish federation, the suspension of a total of five matches of Ronaldo. From the seats in Estadio Santiago Bernabéu saw the attacker that his teammates Barcelona at times wegspeelden. Within four minutes opened Marco Asensio the score. Almost from position curled he the ball from about 30 metres with the left side over goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen.
The new trainer of Barcelona, Ernesto Valverde had his team in a 3-5-2-formation submitted. The defence with Javier Mascherano, Gerard Pique and Samuel Umtiti, however, proved to be particularly vulnerable and the midfield were the creative ideas of the injured Andrés Iniesta missed.
Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez long after the departure of Neymar to new help in the front. Barcelona’s hopes in the short term Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) or Ousmane Dembélé (Borussia Dortmund) to the selection to add, though it will take a huge transfer fee to pay.
Real explained the weaknesses of Barcelona, especially in the first half ruthlessly exposed. Karim Benzema doubled a few minutes for the rest of the score, after he Umtiti very easily had played out. In the second half took the team from the Zidane gas back, giving Barcelona a real beating savings remained. The visitors got themselves some chances to score a goal, but Messi hit the crossbar and Suarez the pole.