Real Madrid showed their superiority against FC Barcelona in the first leg of the Spanish Supercup and Los Blancos obtained a great result (1-3) thanks to the own goal by Piqué and the superb nets from Cristiano Ronaldo and Marco Asensio. The referee was protagonist sending off Cristiano Ronaldo and pointing the penalty spot after a dive of Luis Suárez.
Zinedine Zidane didn’t surprise in his line-up at Camp Nou and he left again Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench, with Bale and Benzema in the attacking line. Mateo Kovacic was the big news, replacing Modric, who is suspended. In the Blaugranas, Deulofeu was Neymar replacement in the first official game.
The first chance for Real Madrid arrived in the 17th minute, but his shot didn’t find the goal. The playmaker was the best player for Los Blancos in a boring first half, with FC Barcelona also far from Keylor Navas goal. Isco was again the creator of the next chance of Real Madrid, in the 37th minute, with a shot from Gareth Bale. The half time arrived without clear chances in a strange El Clásico.
In the second half, the things changed. Marcelo crossed and Piqué scored the opener in own goal in the 5th minute. Real Madrid fans enemy gave a hand to Los Blancos. Barcelona reacted and could draw only two minutes later with a clear chance from Deulofeu. Only one minute later, Carvajal had the better chance without goalkeeper but Jordi Alba saved in the line after a great play from Benzema. In the 57th minute, the French striker was substituted and Cristiano Ronaldo came in. The chances came for both sides and Marcelo had the best one in the 71st. Just one minute later, Cristiano Ronaldo scored but he was in offside.
The referee didn’t see the clear dive of Luis Suárez in the next minute and he pointed out the penalty spot. Leo Messi didn’t miss the chance and he drew the game after two great saves from Keylor Navas. The referee gave a big hand to the Blaugranas. But Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t give up and he scored a superb goal to put Real Madrid ahead in the scoreboard. Just one minute later, the referee was again protagonist, sending off Cristiano Ronaldo for diving, when he just fell after a touch with Umtiti. The Portuguese even pushed the referee, outraged for the decision.
With one player less, Barcelona were supposed to attack but was Marco Asensio the one who closed the scoreboard with another superb goal to nail the result. Real Madrid won the second official game in the season and the El Clásico, being ready for another challenging season.