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1-3: A Real Madrid exhibition at the Camp Nou

Posted 11/11/2017

Real Madrid have put themselves in pole position in the Spanish Super Cup. The tie will be decided at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium, but Piqué's own-goal and the fantastic finishes from Cristiano Ronaldo and Asensio at the Camp Nou mean it’s advantage the to the madridistas ahead of the second leg. The Whites again showed their winning character and overcame all obstacles in their path, firstly a controversial penalty given against them and the unjust sending off of Cristiano Ronaldo for two yellow cards.
                        
The first half finished goalless, despite the LaLiga champions spending more time in the opposition half, there were few clear chances created. Only two, one per team. The first was for Barcelona in the 10th minute, but the shot from Luis Suarez after getting in behind the Madrid defence hardly troubled Keylor Navas. Real Madrid’s chance came in 37', Isco made space for himself before delivering a measured cross that Bale hit first time with his right foot. Ter Stegen showed good reflexes to send the ball behind for a corner.
 
Piqué's Own Goal
The game changed drastically after the break. It was played at a much higher intensity and just five minutes in Real Madrid went in front. Isco controlled the ball before playing it out to  Marcelo, and Piqué, in the attempt to clear the cross turned the ball in to his own goal. The team had now achieved the most complicated thing, scoring an away goal, and they almost doubled the lead five minutes later. Benzema's spectacular move, leaving behind Piqué after a nice step before crossing for Carvajal who was denied by Jordi Alba who kept out the full back’s effort 

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