|Spanish Super Cup|
| Second leg - 24 August 2008
Real Madrid 4 - Valencia 2
Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Heinze, Miguel Torres (Drenthe 63'); Van der Vaart,
Diarrá, Guti (De la Red 78'); Raúl (Higuaín 80'), Van
Nistelrooy, Robben. 4-3-3.
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 after Albiol blocked his header with his arm, things looked bleak for Madrid when Van Nistelrooy was also shown the red card for a second bookable offence a few minutes later.
Valencia self-destructed after that however, Sergio Ramos the fastest to react after Diarra's header from Guti's corner came back off the crossbar to put Madrid ahead. Schuster brought on De la Red and Higuaín, and within a few minutes both had their names on the scoreboard, the former catching Hildebrand out of position with a long shot which the keeper couldn't stop, and the latter intercepting a sloppy back pass from Alexis to round the keeper and score. It was all over, and a last minute goal from Morientes came too late to save the day. Madrid had their name on the cup, and Unai Emery's side had let slip the first piece of silverware of the season.