Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-0 (5-1 on aggregate) to win the Spanish Super Cup

Real Madrid won the Spanish Super Cup after beating rivals Barcelona 2-0 at home, winning 5-1 on aggregate.

Last Sunday they beat Barcelona 3-1 away thanks to an own goal by Gerard Pique and a stunning goal each from both Marco Asensio and Christianno Ronaldo.

It only took four minutes for Madrid to open the scoring this time around with Asensio scoring another screamer, smashing the ball from 30 yards out, curling it into the top corner.

After 39 minutes of play, Marcelo sent a low cross to Karim Benzema who controlled the ball skilfully, flicking it up with his right foot and then with his left, volleying it into the bottom corner.

Madrid didn’t seem to miss Ronaldo, who was side-lined serving his five match ban, for the red card he received in the previous tie and his angry reaction, pushing referee Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea.

Madrid were the better side, winning the ball quickly, moving it well and putting more pressure on Barcelona who still managed a few chances of their own.

After 34 minutes, Madrid winger Lucas Vázquez curled the ball from the edge of the box, hammering it at the crossbar.

On the 70th minute Lionel Messi sent a low shot that Keylor Navas pushed out and Luis Suarez dived in for a rebound, heading towards goal but Navas adjusted quickly to make another save and two minutes later Suarez thumped the ball off the crossbar.

This was all without Ronaldo, Isco and Gareth Bale showing the depth of Zinedine Zidane’s side, which after the last two performances can only give him confidence for the season ahead.

However Barcelona’s new manager Ernesto Valverde will be worried after what he’s seen in the last two matches, as well as, his squad, after the sale of Neymar for £200m to Paris Saint Germain and with injuries- captain Andres Iniesta is out with a thigh injury and Suarez appeared to carry an injury for the last 10 minutes.

The La Liga returns Friday when Leganes play Alaves and on Sunday, Real Madrid face Deportivo away while Barcelona host Real Betis next.

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