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Real Madrid wins Spanish Super Cup on penalties

January 13, 2020 8:31 am
Real Madrid after winning the Spanish Super Cup [Source: Real Madrid]

Real Madrid managed to beat Atletico Madrid 4-1 on penalties to win the Spanish Super Cup.

Sergio Ramos scored the decisive spot-kick at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah.

The Real captain sent Jan Oblak the wrong way to secure the trophy after a goalless 120 minutes in Saudi Arabia.

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Saul Niguez and Thomas Partey missed their penalties for Atletico.

Real Madrid had ended the game with 10 men after Federico Valverde was sent off in extra time for fouling Alvaro Morata when he was clean through.

In the shootout, Saul saw his spot-kick hit the post before Thomas’ effort was saved by Courtois, giving Ramos the chance to secure Real’s 11th Spanish Super Cup triumph.

The tournament had a new format this season, with the top two from La Liga and the Copa del Rey finalists playing in a four-team competition rather than the two winners playing each other.

Real, despite finishing third in La Liga, qualified because Barcelona won the league and finished runners-up in the Cup.

[Source: BBC]

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