Real beat Barcelona in SuperCopa Final

Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu to win the Spanish SuperCopa Final 5-1 on aggregate over two legs.

SuperCopa Final
Real Madrid dominated both legs in the SuperCopa Final over Barcelona

The Spanish and European champions were dominant, even without star forward Cristiano Ronaldo, who was suspended for being red carded in the first-leg at the Nou Camp.

Marco Asensio, who also scored in the first-leg win, gave the home side an early lead with an excellent strike from 30-yards out from the Barcelona goal, leaving goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen stranded watching as the ball flew into the top corner of the net.

Karim Benzema made it 2-0 later in the first-half, when he flicked up Marcelo’s cross from the left flank and turned defender Samuel Umtiti to fire home with Barcelona rarely looking like coming back into the game.

Real eased off in the second half, with the SuperCopa practically in the bag, with Barca improving slightly as a result, with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez hitting the woodwork.

The story that dominated the game before kick-off  was Ronaldo’s sending off at the Nou Camp in the first-leg, where he appeared to push the referee in the back after the red card was shown.

Ronaldo has since been given a five match ban by the Spanish FA, and Real have responded back with fury with the length of the ban.

However, Zidane was able to rest other key players such as Gareth Bale and Isco for the second-leg of the final even with Ronaldo missing.

Youngsters Marco Asensio and Lucas Vázquez both took their chances in the absence of star players rested, and both put in Man of the Match performances to give Real a 5-1 aggregate win over their arch rivals.

Judging by the display put in by Real over the last two legs, it seems the European and Spanish champions will be very hard to stop both domestically and in Europe this season.