The UEFA Super Cup may not be the most prestigious piece of silverware, but a European trophy nonetheless and Real Madrid were keen to celebrate securing it.
The case of Los Blancos perhaps prove slightly more understandable given the manner of the game. Zinedine Zidane’s men had to score late on in both normal and extra time in order to smuggle a 3-2 win.
It proved heartbreak for Sevilla and ecstasy for Real. If you ever needed proof of that, look no further than Los Blancos’ hijacking of Zidane’s press conference.
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Under the management of Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid breezed to the Super Cup in 2014 with largely reserved celebrations. After all, it was a comfortable 2-0 victory for the eleven times European champions.
This year’s clash proved a different story however as Sevilla put up a much larger fight than they mustered two years previously.
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Los Blancos took the lead via starlet Marco Asensio, but found themselves 2-1 down after strikes from Franco Vasquez and Yevhen Konoplyanka. Nonetheless, Sergio Ramos struck in stoppage time to save Real’s blushes.
The Europa League winners never truly recovered and Dani Carvajal’s solo run and finish confined them to a 3-2 defeat.
Press conference antics
It’s fair to say the dramatic win prompted some serious celebrations from Real Madrid.
Soaking your manager during a press conference is usually an action synonymous with winning the league or Champions League. At the Bernabeu however, clearly any trophy is an excuse to do so.
Marcelo and co’s press conference hijack can be seen below:
Whether it’s a sign of Real being excited for the coming season or them clutching at straws for something to celebrate, it’s certainly dramatic. Besides, with two last gasp goals, they should be feeling relief as opposed to blind happiness.
That being said, Madrid winning a game without their usual offensive trio is perhaps cause for celebration. It is a novelty after all.
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