Real Madrid wins Super Cup 4-1 over Barcelona


After a 4-1 thrashing of their fierce rivals Barcelona in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, Real Madrid were proclaimed champions of the Spanish Super Cup. Vinicius Jr. scored a hat-trick in the first half of the match, which secured the victory for Real Madrid.

The team that won the championship the previous year was unable to handle Vinicius and concluded the match with 10 men after defender Ronald Araujo was sent off for a second booking in the 71st minute for two fouls committed on the Brazilian.

Real dominated every element of the game and played with the team that won the championship the year before.

In an interview with Movistar Plus, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti stated, “I didn’t expect us to score three so soon, but we took advantage of their high defensive line with an inspired Vinicius tonight.”

Despite the fact that it was a challenging encounter, the outcome seemed to be excessive given the manner Barcelona played. At 3-1, the score was tied. At the 4-1 mark, they lowered their arms slightly. We are content with our lives.”

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After a terrible second half in which they failed to record a single shot on target, Ancelotti was being fair to Barcelona, who could have suffered an even more significant loss because of their performance.

Real’s masterpiece, however, had started much earlier, with Jude Bellingham, Rodrygo and Vinicius generating all kinds of difficulty for a Barcelona defence that were playing with an incredibly high line.

By virtue of a superb assist provided by Bellingham, Real was able to open the scoring seven minutes into the match.

Vinicius collected the ball in stride and effortlessly ran past the goalie to finish into an empty net. The England midfielder was surrounded by three players on the halfway line, yet he managed to create a superb pass to find Vinicius. Vinicius finished the goal.

When Federico Valverde quickly collected the ball and gave a superb cross through to Rodrygo, there was a fantastic opportunity for Real to expand their lead.

However, Rodrygo’s point-blank drive was brilliantly saved by goalkeeper Inaki Pena. Real squandered a golden opportunity to extend their lead.

Another long pass was responsible for Real’s second goal, which was scored by Dani Carvajal, who found Rodrygo in the right channel once again. In the tenth minute, he made his way into the penalty area and then squared the ball across the area, allowing Vinicius to touch it in for the goal.

The goalkeeper, Andriy Lunin, made a reflex save to stop a bullet drive from Robert Lewandowski on the rebound after Ferran Torres had blasted a half-volley against the crossbar. Barcelona came close to regaining the lead in a short amount of time.

Real Madrid wins Super Cup 4-1 over Barcelona

Barca, on the other hand, showed remarkable resilience and were able to cut the lead in half with a superb goal scored by Lewandowski off of another rebound in the 33rd minute.

When Aurelien Tchouameni raised a cross to Vinicius Jr., who was attempting to pounce on the ball, defender Araujo held him back. This appeared to be a fortunate moment for Barcelona, as the momentum appeared to be with them. In the 39th minute, Vinicius took the penalty kick and scored a goal with a neat finish to the right of the goalkeeper (right side).

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Real came out on top in the second half, with Rodrygo scoring their fourth goal off a rebound in the 64th minute. The goal was a devastating blow to Barcelona, and Real controlled the second half.

Barca manager Xavi, who has been subjected to criticism from fans and media members who are dissatisfied with the team’s performance, will feel the pressure rise as a result of the loss.

They are now in fourth place in the La Liga standings with 41 points, eight points behind Girona, who take the lead, and seven points behind Real Madrid, who are in second place.

“We have not shown the level required for a match like this,” Xavi said during a press conference. “These are the requirements.”


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