Already 3-1 winners in Catalonia, Real Madrid easily won the Spanish Super Cup after another success against Barça on Wednesday at the Santiago-Bernabeu stadium (2-0, 5-1 cumulative score).
The match: 2-0
Another decima for Real Madrid. After the 10th Champions League won in 2014, the Merengues won the tenth Spanish Supercup in their history on Wednesday. Zinedine Zidane’s men, in a favorable tie after a 3-1 away victory against Barcelona, finished the home run with a new victory (2-0, 5-1 cumulative score).
The movie of the match
Deprived of Cristiano Ronaldo, suspended, the Madriders have not really been pushed by Barça, still looking for landmarks after the departure of Neymar to PSG in early August. To compensate for the absence of the Brazilian, Ernesto Valverde tried a tactical blow with the setting up of a 3-5-2 to better showcase the two remaining points of the orphaned trident, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez. This choice was not enough to catch the slap of the first leg.
While the blaugranas were taking their marks in this configuration, Real Madrid sounded the charge thanks to its artificer, Marco Asensio. The young Spanish international, with a left-footed strike, found the back of the net from outside the surface in the fourth minute of the game. Titan at the expense of Isco and Gareth Bale, the attacking midfielder scored Points with his French coach.
Still in the spectacular, the second goal of Madrid came from a beautiful inspiration of Karim Benzema. At the reception of a center of Marcelo, the French striker recovered against the goal thanks to a super control oriented that disoriented Samuel Umtiti. In the end, the Lyon-born striker scored an unstoppable left volley, signing his first season finale (39th).
With four goals behind, Barça did not seem to have the weapons to replay the score of the remontada. The relaxation of the Madriders offered some opportunities to the Catalans, but Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez both found the frame. The game of changes did not change the situation. After the three Classicos of this summer, a balance of power was drawn between the two giants of Iberian soccer. The Catalans have until December 19 to prove that they can have a better face against the Madrid.