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Super Cup Super wins with the help of cynical saver Valverde


JEDDAH (Reuters) – Real Madrid was the winners of the first edition of the Spanish Super Cup restored in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, hitting punitive winners of the Atletico Madrid city 4-1 finalists after pulling off target after extra time in a match leadership.

The crucial time in the game came when Federico Valverde, a field player in midfield, relieved Alvaro Morata one time when he was on target in the twenty minutes, avoiding a clear chance for Atletico but getting a straight red card.

Zinedine Zidane succeeded in applying penalties and captain Sergio Ramos put the wrong way forward to Atletico curator, Jan Oblak, to convert the fourth kick to Real for the first season's trophy.

Dani Carvajal Real, Rodrygo Goes and Luka Modric scored in the shootout while Saul Niguez won the job and Thibaut Courtois managed Thomas Partey at the start of the night for Atletico, and only Kieran Trippier scored for them.

Ramos rose the Super Cup into Jeddah's sky and Real took the trophy for the 11th time. The 10th trophy for Real was Zidane's coach, the first time the French returned to the role last March after his resignation in 2018.

"The dramatic times are what you need," said Ramos, who also suggested Valverde for his vital work on Morata, adding: "Fede is a great footballer and we could all do the same in his job . "

The midfielder, Isco said: "The last final came to Valverde boots, he was very clever and sacrificed himself to the team."

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The victory also kept Zidane's record shootout in finals, and the French won all nine of the series he reached with Real as coach.

"Zidane speaks about themselves. It is a defendant 'Zizou' I, he deserves respect for the dressing room and the Real fans," Ramos said.

Oblak and Courtois were the largest performers in 90 minutes which forced more time for the fifth consecutive final between the city's competitors since 2013.

Courtois made excellent savings in late rejection of Morata in the period of the regulation following a remarkable trip from Trippier and Slovenian 's international Scenario excelled in the extra period to oppose Luka Modric and then Mariano Diaz.

The Super Cup was the traditional seasonal curtain between the winners of the league and the Cup before the competition was extended to four teams at the national federation last November and moved to Saudi Arabia in a three-year deal worth € 120 million it. ).

(Reporting by Richard Martin; Editing by Toby Davis)


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