Spanish Super Cup, second leg

Real Madrid 4 - Valencia 2

Real Madrid beat Valencia 4-2 in an event-packed second leg to take the Spanish Super Cup for the eighth time in their history. The visitors were defending a 3-2 lead from last weekend's first leg, and they went further ahead when David Silva drilled a shot past Casillas on the half hour mark. Van der Vaart got himself sent off for a hard foul on Mata soon afterwards, and although Van Nistelrooy equalised from the penalty spot four minutes in to the second half, things looked bleak for Madrid when Van Nistelrooy was also shown the red card for a second bookable offence a few minutes later. Goals from Ramos and substitutes De la Red and Higuaín turned the scoreline around though, and a last minute strike from Morientes was not enough to save the day. (24.08.08)