Marco Asensio's heroics helps Real Madrid demolish arch-rivals Barcelona to win Spanish Super Cup

17 August 2017, 10:21 AM
Real Madrid defeat Barcelona to win Spanish Super Cup
Real Madrid defeat Barcelona to win Spanish Super Cup

Real Madrid established themselves as the dominant force in Spain by scripting a 2-0 victory over arch-rivals Barcelona and winning the Spanish Super Cup for the 10th time. Marco Asensio is fast emerging as Real’s second best player and one of the icons of modern-era football. 

Asensio followed up his brilliant late goal in Sunday's first leg with a stunning effort from 30 metres in the fourth minute that proved a punishing blow for the Catalans. Karim Benzema struck before half-time to seal the victory and Barcelona left the Spanish capital with home supporters' chants of 'champions' ringing in their ears.

Madrid dominated the game throughout and didn’t display signs of missing their iconic player Christiano Ronaldo.Real has had a fabulous run since French legend Zinedine Zidane took over as coach.

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Last season, a brilliant display of attacking and defensive football helped them emerge as Spanish and European champions. 

Further, they clinched the European Super Cup last week with a 2-1 victory over Manchester United in Macedonia.

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“We have started the season well, there’s a long way to go,” said Zidane. “It will be very difficult but we are happy. The first half was spectacular."  

First Published: Thursday, August 17, 2017 08:14 AM
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