Atletico Madrid Win Spanish Super Cup

Atletico Madrid won the Spanish Super Cup after beating cross town rivals Real Madrid 1- 0 and 2-1 on aggregate at the Estadio Vincente Calderon on Friday.  This second leg tie started off very brightly as Atletico’s new strike Mario Mandzukic gave the home side the lead two minutes into the game after a long pass from their goalkeeper.  For the first five minutes the home side showed more hunger in front of goal and they looked keen to double their advantage.

Inside ten minutes Real finally managed to control the game but the tempo of the game slowed down.  Mandzukic proved to be a threat especially on the aerial balls but Sergio Ramos and co contained him.  The visitors were trying to push forward but the home defence was solid.

A below par Los Blancos had their first real chance in the 25th minute through Gareth Bale after a give and go with Daniel Carvajal.  Diego Simeone was sent off after he lost his cool on the sidelines.  The Argentine confronted the official after the referee gave a decision in favour of the away side.

Five minutes before the break Carlo Ancelotti’s men nearly levelled matters as Bale came close after he was picked by their marquee signing James Rodriquez but only to see his effort went wide.  In the 90th minute Luka Modric was sent off after he received a second yellow card to add insult to injury.  The 2014/15 Spanish Super Cup is now in the hands of the 2013/14 La Liga champions.