Spanish Super Cup - First Leg

Barcelona 1 - Real Madrid 3

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Aleix Vidal, Piqué, Umtiti, Jordi Alba; Rakitic (Paco Alcácer 83’), Busquets, Iniesta (Sergi Roberto 68‘); Messi, Luis Suárez, Deulofeu (Denis Suárez 58’). 4-3-3.
Madrid: Keylor Navas; Dani Carvajal, Varane, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo; Kovacic (Marco Asensio 68‘), Casemiro, Kroos, Isco; Bale (Lucas Vázquez 81‘), Benzema (Ronaldo 58‘). 4-4-2.

0-1. 50. Piqué (own goal). Turned Marcelo cross into own net from near post.
1-1. 77. Messi (penalty). After Keylor Navas brought down Luis Suárez in area.
1-2. 80. Ronaldo. Picked up Isco pass and fired angled shot past Ter Stegen.
1-3. 90. Marco Asensio. Collected Lucas pass and struck shot in off crossbar.

Yellow cards: Casemiro 20’, Piqué 37’, Messi 40’, Bale 41’, Dani Carvajal 41’, Busquets 57’, Keylor Navas 76’, Ronaldo 81’, 82’ / red cards: Ronaldo 82’

Real Madrid are on track for their second title of the season after beating Barcelona 1-3 in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup. All the goals came in the second half, Piqué turning Marcelo’s cross in to his own net to give the visitors the lead soon after the restart. Messi equalised with a hotly disputed penalty after Luis Suárez fell under a challenge from Keylor Navas, but substitute Cristiano Ronaldo had a strike ruled out for a borderline offside before he put Madrid back in front with an angled shot. However the Portuguese forward was shown a yellow card for taking off his shirt to celebrate the goal, and just a couple of minutes or so later he was sent off after referee De Burgos Bengoetxea gave him a second booking for what he considered to be a dive in the area. Zidane’s side scored again though after that, Marco Alonso running through to fire the third in off Ter Stegen’s crossbar in the final minute of normal time.