Real Madrid won the Spanish Supercup brilliantly after beating FC Barcelona (2-0) again in the second leg. Los Blancos showed their superiority and even Gerard Piqué admitted their defeat: “For the first time in nine years, I feel inferior to Real Madrid”, the captain said. One of the main protagonist of the game was Marco Asensio.
In the first leg, Zidane introduced very important substitutions in the second half: Cristiano Ronaldo, Marco Asensio and Lucas Vázquez. They made the difference and scored the last two goals of the game. In the meantime, FC Barcelona have Lucas Digne, Denis Suárez or Paco Alcácer on the bench. This is the main difference between the two giants.
Three years ago, both Real Madrid and FC Barcelona were fighting for Marco Asensio, a young player who was highlighting in the Second Division with Mallorca. Los Blancos agreed Mallorca’s terms and they paid around €5M for the transfer fee immediately. Only three years later and after a successful loan at Espanyol, Asensio is one of the greatest stars in Europe.
With his goal at the Spanish Supercup, Asensio has been able to score in his debut with Real Madrid in the European Supercup, Spanish Supercup, La Liga, Champions League and Copa del Rey. The midfielder is breaking all the records and he’s now one of the favourite players of the supporters.
We can see his skills also in the second leg. Asensio has the opportunity to play from the kick off and in the 4th minute he invented a great shot on target that was the first goal of the game: “The goal at Camp Nou was more difficult”, Asensio said after the game.
Asensio played 23 games in his first season at Real Madrid and he even had minutes in the Champions League final, where he scored the last goal, and he was decisive in the quarter-finals against Bayern Munich. However, we all expect much more from him in his second season, especially with James Rodríguez and Álvaro Morata’s departure. Florentino Pérez didn’t sign any player this summer in this position because they expect Marco Asensio to improve and become one of the best players in Europe. Can it happen as soon as this season?