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RELIVE: Real Madrid v Barcelona (Spanish Super Cup)

Ahram Online provided a live coverage of Wednesday's match between Real Madrid and Barcelona in the return leg of the Spanish Super Cup

Ahram Online , Thursday 17 Aug 2017
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FC Barcelona's Aleix Vidal, left, duels for the ball against Real Madrid's Isco during the Spanish Supercup, first leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017 AP
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Full time: Real Madrid 2-0 Barcelona


The referee blows his final whistle, Real Madrid win the Spanish Super Cup with a 5-1 aggregate win. 

90+3' Mascherano receives a yellow card for a foul on Casemiro. 

90' A cross eludes the Barca keeper and finds Marcelo at the far post but the Brazilian's mis-hit shot goes wide. 

89' Barcelona striker Suarez receives a yellow card for a foul on Casemiro. 

86' It now looks more like a pre-season game, with Zidane introducing his new recruits to test them ahead of the start of the season. 

82' Real still look dangerous on the break in the final stages. 

80' Real Madrid midfielder Kroos is also replaced, making way for Dani Ceballos. 

77' Another substitution for Barcelona. Jordi Alba makes way for Lucas Digne. 

74' Asensio, who scored a delightful goal, is replaced with Theo Hernandez. 

74' Messi shoots wide from the edge of the area. Barca's attacks are yet to yield any results. 

72' The second substitution for Barcelona. Denis Suarez replaces Andre Gomes. 

71' A triple chance for Barcelona to score their first goal! Sergi Roberto is denied by Navas in a one-on-one and then Messi's shot is parried into the path of Suarez who heads just wide with the goal at his mercy. 

70' Real dominate possession, with Barcelona's helpless players chasing shadows. 

66' A chance for Barcelona! Navas fails to handle a Messi free kick but Suarez's far-post header goes into the side netting with the goal gaping. 

64' Sergi Roberto just fails to get on the end of a cross from Jordi Alba while unmarked. 

62' Real make their first substitution. Kovacic is replaced with Casemiro. 

59' Navas saves a header from Suarez following a fine cross from Semedo. 

58' Real lose possession quite often on the edge of the area. 

55' Benzema squanders a goal-scoring chance at the other end! He bamboozles Mashecrano in the area and shoots from a narrow angle but his effort is superbly blocked by Ter-Stegen. 

53' What a chance for Barcelona, Messi is very unlucky! Real give away possession on the edge of the area and the Argentinean wizard collects the loose ball and breaks clear on the left hand side of the area, but his shot is denied by the bar. 

50' Barca make their first substitution. Central defender Pique, who looks to have sustained an injured, makes way for newly-arrived full back Semedo. 

48' Suarez darts down the right but his low cross is collected by Real keeper Navas. 

47' Barcelona look lost tonight. They will be hoping to avoid conceding more goals, having almost lost hopes of winning the Super Cup. 

The second half is underway 

The referee blows his halftime whistle

44' Benzema could have made it 3-0! He bamboozles his challengers on the edge of the area but his subsequent shot goes high over. 

41' Real Madrid look likely to add more goals! 

39' Benzema makes it 2-0 in superb fashion! He escapes the attention of Umtiti, lifts a low cross from Marcelo with his right foot then volleys home with his left in a brilliant move. 

39' GOOOOOOOOOOOAL FOR REAL MADRID!!!!

38' Barca are bamboozled by successive back-heel passes from Real.

36' Real Madrid players are drawing cheers from the crowd with some catchy feints. 

33' What a chance for Real Madrid!! They are unlucky not to go 2-0 up as a curling shot from Vazquez from inside the area strike the post. 

31' Pique makes a great interception to clear a cross from Vazquez before it reaches Benzema. 

30' After another counter attack, Vazquez feeds Toni Kroos inside the area but the German's side-footed effort goes wide. 

29' Barcelona push forward but their goal-scoring chances remain scrace. 

25' A deflected shot from Asensio goes out for a corner following a pass from Benzema. 

24' Both sides ease off a bit as the tempo slows. 

20' At the other end, Marcelo pounces on a fast breakaway but his cross across the six-yard box goes begging. 

19' Ramos makes a last-ditch interception to clear a low cross from Messi before Suarez reaches it. 

18' Barcelona gradually improve, trying to penetrate Real's defence on the flanks. 

16' A golden chance for Barca! Messi breaks clear but dithers on the ball and the danger is cleared. 

12' A Suarez volley from a long pass from Mascherano goes high over. 

11' At the other end, Suarez pounces on a slip by Sergio Ramos to run to the byline. However, his cut-back goes begging. 

11' A dangerous cross from Marcelo is cleared by the Barca defence. 

10' Barca are in a state of disarray. They are struggling to move the ball out of their own half. 

7' Real are in total control in the first 10 minutes. Barcelona need to score three goals without reply to level the aggregate score. 

4' A sensational left-foot curler from Asensio from outside the area nestles into the net past the motionless Ter-Stegen. 

4' GOOOOOOOOOOOAL FOR REAL MADRID!!!!

2' An early chance for Real Madrid! Modric's shot from a cut-back from Asensio is blocked by Umtiti. 

2' Real players move the ball around smoothly in midfield in a display of strength, drawing cheers from the crowd. 


The match is underway 

Starting line-ups:

Real Madrid: Keylor Navas, Daniel Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, Marcelo, Mateo Kovacic, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Lucas Vazquez, Marco Asensio, Karim Benzema

Barcelona: Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Sergi Roberto, Samuel Umtiti, Gerard Pique, Javier Mascherano, Jordi Alba, Andre Gomes, Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez
 

22:15 Both sides make several changes to their starting XI. Luka Modric makes Real's starting line-up along with Lucas Vazquez and Marco Asensio. Barca field Andre Gomes, Javier Mascherano and Sergi Roberto.

19:30 Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde insisted his side did not lack cutting edge because of stunning departure of Neymar, saying: 'It's not about accumulating people who score a lot of goals, but creating a consistency in our play so that the players who score the goals are always close to doing so." 

18:30 Ronaldo is confirmed out of tonight's clash after losing his suspension against the five-game ban. 

16:14 Ronaldo scored as a substitute in Madrid's 3-1 win over Barcelona at Camp Nou, but he was sent off after he shoved official Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea. The Spanish football federation hit Ronaldo with a four-match suspension on top of the automatic one-game ban.

15:30 Zinedine Zidane showed his anger over a five-match ban imposed on Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo for pushing the referee in Sunday's Spanish Super Cup first leg.

15:00 Iniesta, 33, was plagued by injury problems last season and rarely found top form. The midfielder joins Rafinha Alcantara and Thomas Vermaelen on the injury list at the Nou Camp.

14:00 Barcelona said captain Iniesta would miss the match after he was not able to train with his team mates on Tuesday ahead of the encounter at the Santiago Bernabeu, where the Catalans will look to overturn a 3-1 deficit.

13:30 Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta will miss their Spanish Super Cup second leg against Real Madrid on Wednesday after suffering a thigh injury.

 

 

Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu (Madrid)

First leg result: Barcelona 1-3 Real Madrid

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