- Real Madrid 2-0 Barcelona (agg: 5-1); Asensio 4, Benzema 39
- Rivals pile on the misery for Barcelona
Real Madrid 2-0 FC Barcelona Highlights
[ Spanish Super Cup 2017 – 2nd Leg ] 4′ 1 – 0 Marco Asensio (Real Madrid) scores one of the best goals in his career. His rocket of a shot from distance goes straight into the top left corner. They will be showing this on every football show for some time to come.
39′ 2 – 0 Marcelo tees up Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) inside the box and he rolls the ball into the bottom right corner and past Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
FC Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid Highlights
[ Spanish Super Cup 2017 – 1st Leg ] 50′ 0 – 1 Gerard Pique scored own goal as Real Madrid took the lead just after the halftime.
77′ 1 – 1 Lionel Messi scored from penalty spot to make it 1-1 on the night.
80′ 1 – 2 Cristiano Ronaldo
82′ [ Two Yellow/Red Card ] Cristiano Ronaldo
Asensio stunner helps Real Madrid for Super Cup success
The 2nd leg of the Spanish Super Cup was only 4 minutes old when a smile stretched across Zinedine Zidane’s face. Real Madrid had just taken the lead, Marco Asensio’s wonderful 35-yard effort dipping past Marc-André ter Stegen, but Zidane did not leap into the air, clench his fists or scream; it was just that smile, appearing easily, almost gently, as if he was not just enjoying this – he had expected it. Already 1-0 on the night, it was 4-1 on aggregate and his team were on course to win the seventh title they have collected in only 18 months under him.
By the end, it was 2-0, 5-1 on aggregate, after Karim Benzema added a second past the half-hour. Madrid had the victory, the title and the promise of more, too. Past 1am they paraded the trophy and if the silverware was something to celebrate, the sense of security was another. Such a contrast to Barcelona, who stood and watched them collect it, well beaten. Maybe that had been expressed best in Zidane’s smile. The opening goal had the ingredients to be a surprise but did not feel like one, somehow.
Last time these two meet in a competitive game was a incredible 3-2 win for Barcelona thanks to Messi’s late injury time goal against 10-men Real Madrid. We can expect similar exciting game but the result might be in Real’s favour over the two leg of Spanish Super Cup.
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