Real Madrid won their first trophy of the season in glorious fashion by beating Sevilla 2-0 in Cardiff courtesy a brace by Cristiano Ronaldo. With this Real Madrid have won their second European Super Cup after winning it in 2002.
Goals by Cristiano Ronaldo on both sides of the half gave Real Madrid the win in a game that the Los Blancos dominated from start to finish.
Going into half time, Real Madrid led 1-0 with Cristiano scoring from a Gareth Bale cross at the half hour mark.
The Portuguese added to it within four minutes of restart after Karim Benzema provided Cristiano with a pass from the centre. Cristiano took it on his left foot and unleashed a bullet that was too hard to handle for Beto in goal.
Further on in the game, the attacks died down as the players started to tire and cramps started to develop.
Bale provided a nice chipped pass for new-boy James Rodriguez who controlled it on his left foot and lashed out a belter but Beto, this time, was equal to it and kept the team within hopes of a comeback.
But despite Sevilla’s late flourish and pressure, it was just too late. Krychowiak’s tested Iker from distance with a strong shot destined for the corner and the back of the net but Casillas made sure he kept his critics quiet tonight.
Near the end of the game, local boy Bale could have had his name on the scoresheet too but for Beto making a great save to deny the Welshman.
Much like the first half, Toni Kroos was the orchestrator in the middle of the pitch. Not trying to do anything flashy or fancy, the German controlled the game and the tempo of the play.
With that Real Madrid have won their first trophy of the season and have five more to aim for. Good start!