1/2 final of the Spanish Supercup
King Fahd stadium, Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
FC Barcelona – Real Madrid 2-3 after extra time
Goals: Luuk De Jong (41st), Fati (84th); Vinicius Jr (25th), Benzema (72nd), Valverde (98th) for Real
Despite the 17 point difference between the two clubs in La Liga, this clasico was breathless. Karim Benzema and Real started the game better. The Frenchman also launched Vinicius magnificently with a deep pass from outside the country for the Brazilian’s opening scoring. But, it had the gift of waking up the Catalans who came to equalize before the break thanks to an opportunistic goal from Luuk de Jong well helped by a scramble from Militao.
After the break, Barça seemed well in place and Dembélé executed a good recovery which passed flush with the post of Courtois. Then, Benzema again showed his importance to Real. After hitting the post and then forcing Ter Stegen to a stop, the Frenchman ended up putting the ball in the back to restore the advantage to Real. Barça did not let go and came back to score again with a beautiful header from Fati from a corner to bring the two teams into extra time. Unfortunately for the Blaugranas, Real were merciless against. In a four-on-two action, Rodrygo served Valverde to restore the advantage to Madrid for the third time, and this definitively. With this success, Real will challenge the winner of Thursday’s second semi-final between Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.