Madrid: Casillas; Arbeloa, Sergio Ramos, Pepe,
Marcelo; Khedira, Xabi Alonso; Di María (Callejón 79'), Özil
(Modric 83'), Cristiano Ronaldo; Higuaín (Benzema 61'). 4-2-3-1.
Barcelona: Víctor Valdés; Adriano, Piqué, Mascherano, Jordi Alba; Xavi, Busquets (Alex Song 74'), Iniesta; Pedro (Tello 82'), Messi, Alexis (Montoya 32'). 4-3-3.
1-0. 11. Higuaín. Ran on to long clearance and drilled shot wide of Valdés.
2-0. 19. Ronaldo. Flicked ball past Piqué with heel and fired shot under keeper.
2-1. 45. Messi. Curled free kick over defensive wall in to top corner of net.
Yellow cards: Mascherano 13', Pepe 20', Arbeloa 37', Piqué 49', Khedira 63', Xabi Alonso 73' / red cards: Adriano 27'.
Real Madrid won this year's Spanish Super Cup after beating Barcelona on the away goal rule. Mourinho's side got off to a whirlwind start, and with just over ten minutes gone Mascherano failed to cut out Pepe's long clearance, and Higuaín ran on to shoot past Valdés. That cancelled out Barça's first leg 3-2 lead, and eight minutes later a clever back-heel flick by Cristiano Ronaldo allowed him to run on past Piqué and fire a shot under the keeper. Valdés had to make a couple of brave saves from Higuaín, and Pepe had a headed goal ruled out for a foul in the area as Madrid piled on the pressure. And later on in the first half things got worse for the visitors when Adriano was sent off for bundling over Ronaldo as he got free on goal. Valdés was called upon again to save from Khedira soon afterwards, but with the first half coming to a close Messi got Barça back in the game when he curled a free kick wide of Casillas. Both teams had opportunities after that, with Casillas saving from Pedro and Higuaín hitting the post. But when Messi fired a shot just wide of the post Barça's last chance had gone, and Madrid had their revenge for last season's defeat.