Real Madrid required penalties to get the better of their local rivals, Sergio Ramos netting the winning kick after one hundred twenty goalless minutes.
Real Madrid beat city rivals Atlético madrid 4-1 during a penalty shootout to win the primary edition of the revamped Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia following a goalless draw after additional time in an exceedingly tense final on Sunday.
Captain Sergio Ramos converted the decisive fourth penalty for Real once Dani Carvajal, Rodrygo and Luka Modric had scored for his side whereas Saúl Ñíguez and Thomas Party didn’t convert for Atlético, with Kieran Trippier scoring for them.
Atlético keeper Jan Oblak and Real counterpart Thibaut Courtois were the top performers during a cagey 90 minutes that forced overtime for the fifth consecutive final between the city rivals since 2013.
Real had midfielder Federico Valverde sent off within the a hundred and fifteenth minute for hauling down Álvaro Morata however Zinedine Zidane’s side survived the final stretch of the game and unbroken their nerve within the shootout.
It is the eleventh time Real have won the Super Cup, which was the standard season curtain-raiser between the league and cup winners before the competition was expanded to four groups by the national federation and moved to Saudi Arabia during a three-year deal worth a reported one hundred twenty million euros ($133 million). ($1 = 0.8995 euros)
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