SAUDI ARABIA: Real Madrid annexed the 2020 Spanish Super Cup title. The final derby played between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid in King Abdullah Sports City, Saudia Arabia was expected to be an intense one and did live up to all its expectations.
The first half ended on a rather even score line where neither of the sides could manage to net the ball past the goal keepers. Atletico, however, were seen to be dominating Real Madrid’s half for most of the time while it was Atletico’s Joao Felix who probably created the only real chance of the game in first half.
The second half saw Real Madrid making a comeback into this game by starting to spend their time in the opposing half. Luka Jovic almost gave them a 1-0 after being beautifully assisted by Luka Modric,however, failing to convert. Both chances continued to make chances but neither of the side could get manage to net the ball and the score line remained 0-0. Thomas Partey of Atletico Madrid and Ferland Mendy and Luka Modric were booked for yellow cards in this half
The proceedings were further carried to the extra time where again in the first fifteen minutes, neither of the sides could capitalize on the many half-chances they had created, and the first half of the extra time too ended on 0-0.
In the second half of the extra time at the 115th minute, Federico Valverde of Real Madrid was shown a red card when he hacked down Alvaro Morata. However, Atletico still could not capitalize on either the free kick they had got just outside the box and on the one-man advantage they had. By far the roughest of halves, Federico Valverde and Daniel Carvajal from Real Madrid were shown a yellow card, while Jose Gimenez, Angel Correa and Stefan Savic from Atletico Madrid were shown a yellow card as well.
No one managed to score, and the penalty shoot-outs were enforced to get a result.
Read Madrid scored four out of four of its penalties and the goal scorers were Daniel Carvajal,Rodrygo, Luka Modric and of course the captain, Sergio Ramos. Atletico Madrid’s both Saul Nigez and Thomas Partey missed their penalties, making Atletico trail 0-2. The only hope they got was when Kieran Trippier managed to score his penalty, but in vain.
Hence, after what we saw an intense game of football, it was the ten-men Real Madrid that came out on top by comprehensively outdoing their counterparts in the penalty shootouts.