Spanish Super Cup, first leg

Sevilla 1 - Real Madrid 0

Cup winners Sevilla started the new season as they had ended the last, a single goal victory over league champions Real Madrid giving them the edge in the two leg Spanish Super Cup. Both keepers were in action before the locals were awarded a penalty with just under half an hour gone, Luis Fabiano converting the kick after Sergio Ramos had tripped Duda. And the Brazilian striker wasted a golden opportunity to increase the lead after a mistake by Casillas on the stroke of half time. Bernd Schuster's side hardly created any chances throughout the match, although Palop did well to turn a last minute effort from Diarrá around the post to keep his side ahead. (11.08.07)