Dominant Real beat Barca to win Super Cup

Dominant Real beat Barca to win Super Cup

Dominant Real beat Barca to win Super Cup

"When you lose and have the feeling that your opponent has been better than you then you can only assess the technical side of the game, psychologically we wanted to win but it wasn't to be and now we have to recover psychologically but we are a good team and we will adapt".

Madrid were able to hold an advantage in open play for much of the game, and being able to turn to Cristiano Ronaldo and Marco Asensio on their bench when Barcelona went to Denis Suarez and Paco Alcacer made a significant different late in the game, when Real Madrid turned a late penalty equalizer into a quick victor and a third goal for safety.

And Asensio is likely to play a significant role, with Gareth Bale's spot in the team possibly under threat.

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And he started the new campaign strongly by scoring an absolute worldie of a goal against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup first leg.

Barca found goal-scoring opportunities hard to come by and Karim Benzema outwitted Samuel Umtiti to double Madrid's lead on the night shortly before half-time at the Santiago Bernabeu. "I spoke to Samper three or four days ago and I explained to him that he needs to leave to gain more playing time elsewhere, I have given him some specific things to follow and if he does, it will help him become a better player".

Despite all the uncertainty of Bale's future, there's no doubt that his move to Madrid has been a successful one.

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He was instrumental in what Madrid did going forward as he bagged 22 goals and assisted 19 times in 44 appearances for Los Blancos.

Vermaelen has been out of action since suffering a leg injury during a pre-season friendly with Gimnastic Tarragona on 4 August, missing the Joan Gamper Trophy against Chapecoense and the two legs of the Spanish Super Cup against Real Madrid.

Defender Gerard Pique found himself under fire from Barcelona general manager Pep Segura following his own goal in the first leg.

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But this season, Zinedine Zidane will surely give the young prodigy more chances to impress.

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