Julen Lopetegui’s first match as Real Madrid manager was marked by an underwhelming performance. The General consensus after the game was that the Los Blancos without Cristiano Ronaldo and manager Zinedine Zidane are a very beatable team. Atletico Madrid emerged as victors in the Super Cup with a 4-2 margin and the new Season looks bright for the Los Rojiblancos.
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Diego Costa opened the scoring in the 49th second, the fastest goal in the history of the Super Cup. Atletico’s monstrous forward was in top form in Estonia, scoring two and setting up Koke in the 4-2 win. Costa was not only clinical in front of goal but was also very effective in dealing with Compatriot Sergio Ramos and was almost bullish in dealing with the Real Madrid and Spain Captain.
Real Madrid didn’t back down so easily and made a tremendous comeback scoring in the 27th minute when Gareth Bale’s pinpoint cross was headed away by Karim Benzema to pull the game level. It was all square at Half-time and Real Madrid were given a golden opportunity when Juanfran was penalized for a handball inside the box to award The Los Blancos a penalty. Captain Sergio Ramos stepped up and tucked the ball calmly to Jan Oblak’s left while the Slovak dived the other way. Advantage Real.
Atleti Manager, Diego Simeone was serving a touchline ban but his absence didn’t seem to demoralize the team as they fought for an equalizer. It was none other than Diego Costa who pulled things back for Atletico scoring from close range in the 79th minute and forcing the game to Extra Time. Former Real Madrid Youth player Saul Niguez scored an absolute belter against his former Club in the 98th Minute while the brilliant Diego Costa combined with Vitolo to tee up Koke to wrap up a dominant and convincing win.
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