Spanish Super Cup 2001/2002
First leg - 19 August 2001

Zaragoza 1 - Real Madrid 1

Zaragoza: Láinez; Pablo (Cuartero 73'), Aguado, Paco, Esquerdinho; Toro Acuña, José Ignacio; Juanele, Jamelli, Vellisca (Galletti 73'); Yordi. 4-2-3-1.
Real Madrid: César; Michel Salgado, Hierro, Karanka, Roberto Carlos; Makelele, Flavio Conceiçao; Figo (Celades 88'), Zidane (Morientes 80'), Solari (McManaman 70'); Raúl. 4-2-3-1.

0-1. 54. Flavio. Brought ball through and shot wide of keeper from outside area.
1-1. 79. Yordi. Diving header from Acuña cross which César half stopped.

League champions Real Madrid came out best from the first leg of the Spanish Supercup, forcing a draw at cup winners Zaragoza. Zidane made his official debut in this match, with Del Bosque opting to play Raúl alone up front. César got the nod in goal ahead of Casillas, and Solari was given the left wing spot. Txetxu Rojo was back in charge at Zaragoza, and he gave a start to new signing Esquerdinho, with Galletti coming on in the second half.

Both teams had chances in the first half, with Láinez saving well from a Roberto Carlos free kick and José Ignacio shooting just wide. Flavio gave the visitors the lead early in the second half with a long shot after bringing the ball forward from his own half, catching the keeper out of position. However Zaragoza didn't give up, and they got the goal they deserved ten minutes from time when Yordi got on the end of Toro Acuña's long cross. The second leg will take place in Madrid on Wednesday night.

Second leg - 22 August 2001

Real Madrid 3 - Zaragoza 0

Real Madrid: César; Michel Salgado, Hierro, Karanka, Roberto Carlos (Solari 85'); Makelele, Flavio Conceiçao; Figo, Zidane (Savio 70'), Raúl; Morientes (Guti 65'). 4-2-3-1.
Zaragoza: Láinez; Sundgren, Paco, Aguado, Esquerdinho; Aragón (Yordi 72'), Toro Acuña, José Ignacio; Galletti (Cuartero 60'), Vellisca (Juanele 80'); Jamelli. 4-3-2-1.

1-0. 73. Raúl. Glancing header after Hierro headed back Figo's corner.
2-0. 80. Raúl. Steered ball wide of Láinez after cross in from Figo.
3-0. 89. Raúl. Following up after Láinez pushed out Savio's shot.

A late Raúl hat-trick gave Real Madrid their first trophy of the season at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium against an ultra-defensive Real Zaragoza. The Spanish international striker opened the scoring twenty minutes from time getting the lightest of touches to deflect Hierro's header past Láinez. Then five minutes later he turned Figo's cross past the keeper, and in the last minute he sealed victory, following up after Savio's shot had been saved. He should have had four as well, referee Iturralde disallowing a goal in the first half for an earlier foul by Sundgren.

The match signified Zidane's home debut, although the French international did not particularly shine, with his most notable contribution an elbow to the face of Aguado which left the Zaragoza captain needing attention to a cut eyebrow. The result is a breath of fresh air for Madrid, who have struggled to show form in their preseason matches. This was the fifth time they have won the trophy, taking them one ahead of Barcelona at the top of the winners' table.

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