Atletico Madrid beat Real Madrid to win Super Copa

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La Liga champions Atletico Madrid started the season in winning fashion after beating city rivals Real Madrid by a single goal at Vicente Calderon and lifting the Spanish Super Copa trophy after an aggregate 2-1 victory over Los Blancos.

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The only goal was scored by Atletico's new star-striker Mario Mandzukic, who shot past Iker Casillas in the second minute of the game. This was the quickest goal ever in the Spanish Super Copa - just 81 seconds.

Los Merengues were left in a shock by the quick goal and it wasn't until the 25th minute when Dani Carvajal picked out Gareth Bale behind Atletico's defense, but the Welshman's shot was saved by Moya.

Until the end of the half, Real saw James Rodriguez sent a header wide from six yards and Bale shoot wide after a brilliant turn. Yet just before half-time Raul Garcia could have scored if not overpowering his header after a great corner.

In the second half, Atletico looked even more dangerous. In the 50th minute Koke took a free-kick and Garcia performed a brilliant one-touch lob, but the goal hit the crossbar.

Later on Garcia, Koke and Antoine Griezmann saw their shots flying wide, before Luka Modric was sent off in the dying moments of the game.

New signings impress

Along with Mandzukic, another new signing Griezmann was brimming with confidence, giving Atleti flair and speed in wide areas. Garcia also impressed with a brilliant performance in the middle of the park and he almost scored a fantastic goal from just inside the box, yet the crossbar stopped the Spaniard's shot.

Real Madrid started without superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who came off the bench in the second-half, yet it was clearly visible the Portuguese winger was struggling with an injury. Angel Di Maria and Sami Khedira were left out of Real's squad, increasing speculations about possible transfers for the duo.

Atletico were clearly the superior side, with Diego Simeone's men proving the won't be a one-season miracle and will again be challenging for the title alongside Barcelona and Real Madrid.


Atletico Madrid – Moya 6, Siqueria 6, Godin 7, Miranda 7, Juanfran 6, Tiago 8, Gabi 6, Koke 6, Griezmann 7, Garcia 9, Mandzukic 8. Subs – Jimenez 5.

Real Madrid – Casillas 6, Coentrao 5, Ramos 6, Varane 6, Carvajal 7, Kroos 5, Alonso 5, Modric 5, James 7, Benzema 5, Bale 6. Subs – Ronaldo 5, Isco 6, Marcelo 5.

Atleti and Real have already won a trophy this term, but who will win the La Liga trophy? Tell us what you think about the performances of the Madrid giants so far and who will win La Liga in the comments below!

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