Real Madrid Annihilates Barcelona 5:1 On Aggregate To Lift Spanish Supercopa
It was just another show of masterclass and total football on display at the Santiago Bernabéu as Real Madrid gave their arch rivals, Barcelona a dose of their own pill on Wednesday night.
Coming into the game with a 1:3 deficit, Barcelona started the game in a 3:5:2 formation hoping to overturn the the first leg defeat.
But that did not work as Real Madrid right from the blast of the whistle started attacking them from all angles.
Madrid were so brilliant in the first half that the gap between the two teams was glaring for all the see as the midfield general, Luka Modric took command of the midfield and distributed square passes which Barcelona had no antitode.
Madrid enjoyed a greater percentage of possession in the early stages of the match and needed just four minutes to announce their presence as informed Marco Assensio launched unto the ball from out the box and delivered a thunderbolt which Andre ter Stegen had no answer.
From then on Real Madrid were in full control of the game and could have buried Barcelona but they blew all the chances away.
It was in the 39th minute that Madrid found the back of the net again as a square ball from the Marcelo into the box found Benzema who controlled the ball perfectly and drove a low shot with his leg to make it 2:0 and 5:1 on aggregate.
The second half started with Barcelona making their first change, bringing on the Semedo for the injured Gerard Pique and that introduced some urgency into their game.
While Madrid were guilty of blowing some glorious opportunities away, Barcelona on the other hand tried all they could to register a consolation but were unlucky as both Luis Suarez and Messi hit the goals poles.
Tried as they did, they still could not find the back of the net as it was certain the god of football was on the side of Real Madrid.
Two nil it ended as Real Madrid picked their first major trophy of the season.