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Real Madrid CF showed a brilliant performance in the first leg of Supercopa de España final against host FC Barcelona at Camp Nou.
The Whites showed their winning character by winning 3-1 in the Spanish Super Cup.
It was Barcelona defender Gerard Piqué’s own goal opened the scoring for Real Madrid in the 50th minute of the second half to take the lead.
Barca managed to tie the game to 1-1 when Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi netted the penalty kick.
Meanwhile, the Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo came off the bench as a substitute made a fantastic goal in the 58th minute mark of the match to restore the lead with his team.
However, Ronaldo was sent off due to two yellow cards and pushed the referee in the back when he was shown the red card.
Marco Asensio scored the third goal in the 90th minute of the game from Lucas Vasquez to seal the game against Barcelona.
Boss Zinedine Zidane expressed that he was happy with Madrid’s Spanish Super Cup win.
“I am not going to get wrapped up in what the referee did because frankly we played a brilliant game. I’m annoyed that Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off, it might not have been a penalty, but still, giving him a card is ludicrous. Let’s see if we can make arrangements for him to be available on Wednesday. I am truly proud of my players. They played well as ten and really wanted the win. Now we turn our attentions to the returned leg and we need to relax”. Zidane stated
Moving forward, the Los Blancos will host Barcelona in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup at Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid.