Barcelona secure 14th Super Cup after defeating Real Madrid
Barcelona set another record, winning their 14th Spanish Super Cup after prying it from Real Madrid's hands.
Spain's own FC Barcelona secured on Saturday their 14th Spanish Super Cup after defeating Real Madrid, pushing themselves further into the top after marking yet another record when it came to how many times they've lifted the cup.
Barcelona dominated the game against their long-term rivals, with Gavi, Robert Lewandowski, and Pedri earning them a 3-1 win against the royal club.
Taking advantage of Madrid's mistakes, FCB took the lead at 33' after Real defender Antonio Ruediger passed across his own area to Barca's Sergio Busquets, who ensured that Gavi ended up all alone inside the box, allowing him to give the Catalans an early edge against their foes.
Additionally, Lewandowski extended the lead at 45' during a rebound push that saw the Polish played going through the left into Real's side before scoring in favor of his team.
Meanwhile, Madrid had no shots on target in the first half, largely dominated by the FCB, before spending the majority of the second half in panic mode, trying both to avoid a bigger defeat and hoping for a Remontada.
However, in the midst of their panic, Madrid slipped up again, allowing Barcelona to score. Substitute Dani Ceballos lost the ball in midfield, and Gavi caught it before passing over to Pedri who shot at point blank, securing a third goal for his team.
Real managed to sneak in a consolation goal, with Karim Benzema striking at Barcelona's goal on the rebound after ter Stegen denied his first attempt at scoring.