Atlético Madrid started the season on the right foot. On Wednesday, Diego Simeone’s team won the UEFA Super Cup against Real Madrid after a 4-2 victory over Diego Costa (2), Saul and Koke. Benzema and Sergio Ramos scored for the merengue team.
Atlético open the scoring in the first minute, but Real seeks the tie
The UEFA Super Cup could not start better for Atletico Madrid. In the first minute of the game, defender Godin, from the field of defense, launched Diego Costa. The striker won from Sergio Ramos on the air ball, invaded the area and finalized strong to beat Keylor Navas and open the scoring of the match.
After suffering the goal so early, Real Madrid tried to involve the rival exchanging passes, but the Atletico Madrid mark was very strong and did not give spaces for the merengue team. The attack of the Real was commanded, mainly, by Marcelo and Benzema, who created the majority of the plays of the equipment.
It was in an attack by the left that Real Madrid had its first chance of danger. At 16 minutes, Marcelo crossed under the small area towards Benzema, but Oblak managed to deflect the ball before it reached the meringue striker.
However, in the 26 minutes, the Atletico goalkeeper could do nothing to avoid the tie. Bale started off the right, crossed the area and found Benzema. The French, in the entrance of the small area, headed no chance for Oblak and tied the game.
After the equalizer, Real Madrid reduced the pressure, but did not stop attacking. Atletico, who was quite withdrawn, began to attack more, as it had not since the first moments of the game. However, despite pressure from Atleti, the score remained 1 to 1 until the break.
Real turns the game but Diego Costa leads for extra time
The second half started more busy than the first, with both teams seeking the tiebreaking goal. However, both defenses were very solid and prevented any offensive attempts.
At 17 minutes, Real Madrid reached the goal of the turn on penalty. Juanfran played an aerial ball with Benzema and eventually deflected the round with his arm. In the charge, Sergio Ramos showed impressive coolness, took out of Oblak and put the team merengue in front.
At disadvantage, Atletico had to attack even more, but Varane and Sergio Ramos made a great game and prevented the offensive opponents. However, as the match progressed towards the end, the faint merengue could not stop Diego Costa.
On 33 minutes, the striker, author of the first goal of the game, tied the game again. Juanfran took advantage of Marcelo’s mistake, crossed to the right and found Angel Correa in the small area. The shirt 10 rolled to Diego Costa, who kicked hard to tie the match and close the scoreline of the regular time.
Atlético strikes back in extra time and wins the title
In overtime, Real Madrid was dominant in the first five minutes. Julen Lopetegui’s team pressed for the third goal, but he did not come. On the best chance of the team, Carvajal took advantage of a corner kick and shot from outside the box, but Oblak made an easy save.
On the other hand, Atletico Madrid was lethal when it started to attack and turned the game with two goals. At seven minutes, Saúl received a cross from Thomas and hit a beautiful volley to turn the game. Shortly after, at 13 minutes, Vitolo served Koke and the Spaniard kicked first to double the advantage of the team.
In the rest of the overtime, Real Madrid attacked with all their might, but failed to pass through the solid defense of Atletico Madrid, who defended with 11 players on the field of defense. At the end of 120 minutes of football, Atletico Madrid won by 4 to 2 and won the European Super Cup.