Football – UEFA Super Cup ’18: Real Madrid Vs Atletico Madrid

The UEFA Super Cup is a yearly football game, sorted out by UEFA and challenged by the dominant heroes of the two principle European club rivalries, the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League.

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The present holders are Spanish club Real Madrid, who won 2–1 against Manchester United in 2017. And in today’s match, defending champions, Real Madrid were outclassed by Atletico Madrid who won their 2nd UEFA Super Cup title.

The match report is as follows:

Match: Real Madrid Vs Atletico Madrid

Result: 2 – 4

Goal Scorers:

  • Real Madrid: Karim Benzema 27′, Sergio Ramos 63′ (P)
  • Atletico Madrid: Diego Costa 1′, 79′, Saul Niguez 98′, Koke 104′

Match Statistics:

Real Madrid Team Stats Atletico Madrid
14 Shots 8
6 Shots On Target 5
59% Possession 41%
837 Passes 596
89% Pass Accuracy 81%
25 Fouls 17
5 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
1 Offsides 2
12 Corners 4

Match Report:

  • Saul Niguez scored an outstanding volley to help Atletico Madrid win against Real Madrid by 4-2 in a UEFA Super Cup triumph.
  • Diego Costa’s magnificent goal after 49 seconds, also the speediest strike in UEFA Super Cup history, got Atletico off to a flying start.

  • In any case, Karim Benzema headed in Gareth Bale’s splendid cross and Sergio Ramos changed over a punishment granted for a Juanfran handball to turn the tie around for Julen Lopetegui, in his first game, accountable for Madrid.

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  • Regardless of Diego Simeone serving a touchline boycott, Atletico Madrid, demonstrated their battling spirit. And came from behind, as Costa scored from short proximity, before Saul’s shocking strike in the 98th moment titled the scales in his Atletico’s favor.

  • The splendid Costa at that point joined with Vitolo to set up Koke for a penetrated fourth that gave Atletico boasting rights over their opponents and in addition the main European title of the season.

  • Atletico Madrid led the match in the primary moment of an exciting conflict, with Costa rampaging far from Ramos and Raphael Varane to hammer home past Keylor Navas in the wake of pursuing down his own flick-on from Diego Godin’s long ball.

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  • Marco Asensio came close to scoring an equalizer,  nfrom a Marcelo left-wing cross, however Jan Oblak made a superb save.

  • Nevertheless, Madrid scored in the 27th minute, as Bale conveyed a profound cross from the right, that Benzema gestured past Oblak.
  • With France forward Antoine Griezmann in quieted shape, Atletico continuously lost control of the challenge and Madrid lead the scoreboard, from the penalty spot after Ramos sent Oblak the wrong path and put Madrid in the lead.

  • In any case, Marcelo’s slip-up on the touchline permitted Juanfran and Angel Correa to consolidate and set up Costa to hammer home an equalizer in the 79th moment.
  • Furthermore, when substitute Thomas Partey stood up a cross from the left, Saul was close by to lash a horrible volley into Navas’ upper left corner to recapture the lead for Atletico, with Koke’s fine first-time finish in the 104th moment who won the match for his team.

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While some fans questioned Real Madrid’s attacking strategy, others focused on the absence of quality like Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid, who not long ago, moved to Juventus.

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