Real Madrid's Fede Valverde is sent off for match-saving tactical foul in Spanish Super Cup final

Valverde brought Morata down when he was clean through.

Real Madrid clinched the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday, beating rivals Atletico Madrid on penalties.

The game itself was a first for Spanish football - a Super Cup final between neither La Liga champions or the winners of the Copa del Rey.

This year's cup was instead a tournament that did feature the respective champions - Barcelona and Valencia - but also Real and Atletico.

And as luck would have it, both the non-champions came through their semi-finals to compete for the trophy.

Which is, of course, slightly ridiculous.

Still, this was a Madrid derby for a trophy and both teams wanted a win badly.

Neither could find the breakthrough, though - but Atletico will feel they should have done.

Because deep into extra-time - the 115th minute, to be precise - Atleti broke from a corner and Alvaro Morata was clean through on goal.

But just before he got into the area, Federico Valverde scythed him down and all Atletico got for their break-away was a free-kick.

Valverde was sent off for his troubles.

Valverde, deservedly, got a straight red card.

You can check out the incident below:

It proved to be a game-saving moment as the game eventually went through to penalties and, inevitably, Real came through 4-1 to take home the trophy.

But in the end, it came down to that 'challenge' from Valverde - if he doesn't deliberately hack Morata down, Atletico win the cup.

Did he do the right thing?

Well, that entirely depends on who you backed for the win; Real fans will think it was brilliant, while Atletico fans will think it was massively unfair.

As for Valverde, he won a trophy - as well as the Man of the Match award for his troubles.

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