Real Madrid defeated Barcelona 2-0 here in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup to claim the trophy 5-1 on aggregate.

The defending La Liga champs started Wednesday’s contest at the Santiago Bernabeu with a 3-1 advantage after Sunday’s first leg in Barcelona, reports Efe.

With superstar Cristiano Ronaldo serving a five-match ban and Gareth Bale on the bench, the Real Madrid attack was led by young Marco Asensio, who put the hosts up 1-0 in the 4th minute with a stunning strike from 30 yards out.

The Copa del Rey holders, still struggling to adjust to the departure of Neymar for Paris Saint-Germain, remained flat throughout the first half and Karim Benzema made it 2-0 for Real Madrid just before the break.

Barça looked somewhat better in the second half.

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez each hit the crossbar as the visitors pressed hard for a goal to salve their pride, but the gap in quality between the two arch-rivals was just too big.

 

First Published | 17 August 2017 12:19 PM
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