Real Madrid added the 2014 Uefa Super Cup to their trophy cabinet thanks to a 2-0 win over Sevilla at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium in Wales on Tuesday. The Super Cup pits the winners of the previous season’s Champions League against the victors of the Europa League. Sevilla enjoyed early ball possession in the first five minutes of the game.
Gareth Bale tried to put his team in the lead but his attempt from long range deflected out for a corner. Bale’s attempt in the 17th minute was also denied. After a good first touch on the ball Cristiano Ronaldo’s shot was saved.
Real seemed to be utterly determined to score the opening goal. Their hard working finally paid off when Ronaldo found the back of the net in the 30th minute from close range. Los Blancos managed to steer Sevilla clear from the goal posts when called upon defensively as they ended the first half with a goal to nil advantage.
The second half began with Sevilla hoping to redeem themselves. Carlos Bacca’s right footed shot was blocked just seconds into the second half. Karim Benzema created a beautiful goal scoring chance for Madrid and Ronaldo was there to finish it off, putting Madrid two goals ahead of Sevilla in the 49th minute.
New boy Toni Kroos was later shown a yellow card for a bad foul. Bale’s attempt at the third goal was blocked after he left footed the ball to the posts. Benzema headed to the post again but his attempt was saved as Carlo Ancelotti’s men looked to be ruthless.
Fernando Navarro saw himself booked after a bad foul. Sevilla started to put pressure on Madrid but that came too late. With only three minutes added to the 90 Sevilla tried to pull one back but time was not on their side. Come full-time the UEFA Super Cup was won by Ancelotti’s Madrid 2-0.