Tuesday, 14 January 2020
Real Madrid wins the Spanish Super Cup
DBasia.news – Real Madrid started the season well after successfully conquering Atletico with a score of 4-1 at the King Abdullah Sport City stadium, Saudi Arabia, Monday (1/13) AM.
Real Madrid directed by Zinedine Zidane still relied on the tactics of five midfielders by playing Luka Modric, Isco, Federico Valverde, Casemiro, and Toni Kroos in midfield.
While Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid went down in a 4-4-2 formation by relying on Joao Felix and Alvaro Morata on the front lines. From the start of the match Real Madrid had taken over the game with a dominance of possession of 66 percent compared to 34 percent.
Atletico, typical of Simeone’s playing style, did survive more. But their counterattack continued to pose a threat to Real Madrid’s defense. Both teams created many chances in the first half and was unable to finish with a single goal.
Thibaut Courtois and Jan Oblak, goalkeepers of the two teams, were forced to make a number of saves from the opportunities created by Joao Felix and Casemiro. The first half ended goalless.
Even so in the second round. Real Madrid were frustrated through the tightness of Atletico’s defense. Not to mention the heroic appearance of Jan Oblak when guarding the net. The match continued until the extra round.
The drama took place in the extra round as Madrid had to play with 10 players when Valverde dropped Morata in the 115th minute. Valverde performed a professional foul as Morata had ran past the defense and was one on one with Courtois.
Who would have thought Valverde’s decision was right as Atletico was unable to score with the advantage of the players they had. In fact, in the shootout, Real Madrid won 4-1 after two Atletico penalty executors, Thomas Partey and Saul Niguez, failed to score.
While four Madrid penalty executors: Sergio Ramos, Luka Modric, Rodrygo Goes, and Dani Carvajal, carried out their duties well.
Real Madrid won the Spanish Super Cup and the magical final of Zinedine Zidane still worked well or was effective. According to Squawka’s notes, Zidane has now won every final match when he coached Madrid from the first to the second period.
The details: two Spanish Super Cup titles, two Club World Cups, two European Super Cups and three Champions League titles.
Real Madrid (4-3-2-1): Thibaut Courtois; Dani Carvajal, Raphael Varane, Sergio Ramos, Ferland Mendy; Federico Valverde, Casemiro, Toni Kroos (Vinicius 103 ‘); Luka Modric, Isco (Rodrygo 60 ‘); Luka Jovic (Mariano Diaz 83 ‘).
Atletico Madrid (4-4-2): Jan Oblak; Renan Lodi (Marcos Llorente 89 ‘), Jose Gimenez (Stefan Savic 98’), Felipe Augusto de Almeida Monteiro, Kieran Trippier; Saul Niguez, Thomas Partey, Hector Herrera (Vitolo 56 ‘), Angel Correa; Joao Felix (Santiago Arias 101 ‘), Alvaro Morata.