Real Madrid lift the Spanish Super Cup after beating Atletico on penalties

Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid’s rivals 4-1 in a penalty to win the first edition of the renewed Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia following a goalless draw after extra time in a tense final on Sunday.

Captain Sergio Ramos converted the fourth decisive penalty for Real after Dani Carvajal, Rodrygo Goes and Luka Modric scored for his team while Saul Niguez and Thomas Partey failed to convert for Atletico, with Kieran Trippier who marked for them.

Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak and Real Thibaut Courtois counterpart were the best in a 90-minute cage that has forced overtime for the fifth consecutive final among city rivals since 2013.

Real midfielder Federico Valverde was sent off in the 115th minute for pulling Alvaro Morata down, but Zinedine Zidane’s team survived the final stretch of the game and kept their nerve in shooting.

It is the eleventh time that Real wins the Super Cup, which was the traditional curtain of the season between the league and cup winners before the competition was extended to four teams by the national federation and transferred to Saudi Arabia with a three-year agreement reported 120 million euros.


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