Actual Madrid are via to the Supercopa de Espana remaining for the third consecutive 12 months after overcoming metropolis rivals Atletico in an eight-goal thriller that went the gap in extra-time.
Spanish soccer has quickly relocated to Saudi Arabia this week for the annual mini-tournament, with the Madrid derby the primary of the 2 semi-finals – Barcelona face Osasuna on Thursday.
The 2 sides had traded 4 purpose in a pulsating opening half hour, with Mario Hermoso placing Atletico forward after solely six minutes on the clock. Los Blancos then turned it spherical with two targets within the area of 9 minutes from defenders Antonio Rudiger and Ferland Mendy.
Antoine Griezmann introduced it again to 2-2 earlier than half-time, turning into Atletico’s all-time main goalscorer within the course of together with his 174th strike for the membership to surpass Luis Aragones on 173.
Atletico then thought that they had accomplished sufficient to achieve the Supercopa remaining for the primary time since 2020 when Rudiger discovered the web once more, however this time on the incorrect finish.
Dani Carvajal, who had earlier missed a wonderful likelihood to place Actual into the lead, then popped up with the dramatic eighty fifth minute equaliser that compelled the tie into extra-time. It wasn’t fairly as dramatic because the 2014 Champions League remaining between the 2, however definitely reminiscent.
Additional-time was a tense affair that wasn’t determined till close to the top when the competition seemed to be heading for a penalty shootout. As a substitute, one other personal purpose – this time from Atletico’s Stefan Savic – handed Real the lead.
With Diego Simeone’s workforce more and more determined and Jan Oblak heading as much as put an additional physique within the field, a Actual counter completed by Brahim Diaz into an empty deep into stoppage time of the extra interval lastly settled it in Actual’s favour.
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