While the Super Cup isn’t the most desired trophy in European football, it can provide fans with an indicator of what is to come this season.
It also reminds both teams, in case they’ve forgotten over the course of the summer, that they are European champions.
Real Madrid beat city rivals Atletico in Milan on penalties, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring the winning spot-kick in the Champions League.
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Meanwhile, Sevilla produced a brilliant second-half performances to come back and beat Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool 3-1 in Basel in Europe's lesser competition.
But in Trondheim, Norway, there could only be one winner.
The match had it all. Five goals, extra-time, a sending-off, a penalty and a sensational strike.
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Madrid took the lead through debutant Marco Asensio, who scored an incredible goal from 25-yards. However, his strike was cancelled out by another debutant, Franco Vasquez before half-time.
In the second half, Evgen Konoplyanka scored from the penalty spot after a Sergio Ramos foul and that appeared to be the winning goal. That was until Ramos made amends with an injury-time equaliser.
It was very much a case of backs against the wall for Sevilla after Timothee Kolodziejczak got himself a second yellow card three minutes into extra-time. However, it was heartbreak in the 119th minute when right-back Daniel Carvajal strolled through the defence to finish and win it for Madrid.
While it was an entertaining match, there may have been a few things you missed.
We've highlighted four important aspects that may have escaped your attenion.
Asensio set for stardom
Before tonight, you may not have even heard of Marco Asensio. After tonight, you’ll realise that he has the potential to become one of the best players in Europe.
No, that’s not an exaggeration after his absolute screamer. The 20-year-old was magnificent throughout the match and showed exactly why Zinedine Zidane fought hard to sign him.
He’s already been capped once for Spain and Vicente del Bosque admitted that he almost called him up for Euro 2016. Expect to see him in the squad in two years time for the World Cup.
Sergio Ramos’ heart-warming moment
Ramos will hit the headlines for giving away a penalty and scoring a last minute equaliser but this is ‘four things you may have missed.’
So, did you see his true class before the match even started?
With the rain coming down as the teams lined-up, he whipped off his jacket to put it over the wheelchaired mascot in front of him.
A brilliant act from the Madrid legend.
The future is white
With the absence of some of Madrid’s bigger names, Zidane named a fairly inexperienced side to face Sevilla. In fact, the average age of the starting XI was just over 24.
Raphael Varane (23), Mateo Kovacic (22), Alvaro Morata (23) and the aforementioned Asensio (20) are four players that could be playing for Los Blancos for a very long time.
They may have lost, but Sevilla have an impressive side this season. They lost their manager, Unai Emery, as well as Grzegorz Krychowiak and Kevin Gameiro but they still look pretty strong.
New signing Franco Vazquez scored, while Ganso and Wissam Ben Yedder could prove to be very decent signings.
Madrid and Zidane won't care about how it came about but they're celebrating another trophy. Without their attacking trio - as well as Toni Kroos - the European champions were never going to be firing on all cylinders.
They'll just be hoping this is the first of many trophies this season.
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