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Super Cup: Late goals give Atletico victory over Real

By Emma SandersBBC Sport
Atletico Madrid's Saul and Koke celebrate
Saul and Koke's fantastic strikes in extra-time gave Atletico Madrid victory

Real Madrid began life without Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane with defeat in the first ever Uefa Super Cup derby as Atletico Madrid scored twice in extra time.

Two excellent late goals from Koke and Saul sealed victory for Atletico after the game ended 2-2 in normal time.

It was Real's first match since Ronaldo signed for Juventus for £99m in the summer and Zidane was replaced as manager by former Spain coach Julen Lopetegui.

Koke's smart finish and Saul's sensational 16-yard volley in extra time helped Europa League holders Atletico win their third Super Cup in as many appearances.

Diego Costa also scored twice in normal time, thumping in the opener after 49 seconds and tapping in another after the interval.

Gareth Bale had set up Karim Benzema with a header at the back post for Real's first and captain Sergio Ramos slotted home a penalty for a 2-1 lead after Juanfran was penalised for handball.

Full-back Marcelo squandered an excellent chance to score the winner for Real with an overhead kick in the final seconds of normal time as back-to-back Champions League winners Real were looking to become the first side to win three Super Cups in successive seasons.

It was the fourth time in the past five years that the Super Cup was contested by two Spanish sides - but the first with both teams from the same city.

Life without Ronaldo

Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale scored a sensational overhead volley against Liverpool as Real Madrid won the Champions League in May

While Real Madrid are adjusting to life without Ronaldo, it was Atletico who provided the late heroics familiarly associated with their recently departed striker.

The club's failure to sign a direct replacement as of yet will remain a concern for fans following this defeat but there was still plenty of encouragement in Real's remaining attacking options.

Marco Asensio and Bale are two players who will hope to benefit from Ronaldo's exit and both started on opposite flanks, often switching and cutting inside to link-up with Benzema.

Bale's pace and pinpoint cross from the right teed up Benzema's equalising goal and the Welshman's fizzing strike had Jan Oblak scrambling in the first half.

Asensio came close to scoring too when his audacious flick was superbly parried by the Slovenian keeper before a bending effort bounced wide of the right post.

And Benzema seemed to embrace taking a lead role in the centre of attack - his goal capping off a strong performance.

Leaky at the back - the best of the stats

  • Atletico Madrid are the first Europa League winners to go on to win the Uefa Super Cup since they did so against Chelsea in 2012.
  • Real Madrid conceded four or more goals in a game for the first time since November 2015 against Barcelona in La Liga under Rafael Benitez - never doing so under Zidane.
  • Lopetegui is the first Real Madrid manager to concede four or more goals in his first competitive game in charge since Michael Keeping against Celta Vigo in February 1948.
  • Costa's opening goal for Atletico Madrid in the first minute of play is the fastest goal ever to be scored in the UEFA Super Cup (0:49).
  • He scored his first brace in club competition since returning to Atletico Madrid, last doing so for Chelsea against Southampton in the Premier League in April 2017.
  • Real Madrid's Benzema scored against Atletico Madrid for the first time since October 2015 in a La Liga match - he had gone eight games without finding the net against them.
  • Ramos has now scored five goals against Atletico Madrid - only against Sevilla (six) has he scored more for Real Madrid. All five goals were scored in cup competitions.


Real Madrid

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Navas
  • 2Carvajal
  • 5Varane
  • 4RamosBooked at 112mins
  • 12MarceloBooked at 54mins
  • 14CasemiroSubstituted forCeballosat 76'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 8KroosSubstituted forMayoralat 102'minutes
  • 11Bale
  • 22IscoSubstituted forVázquezat 83'minutes
  • 20AsensioBooked at 35minsSubstituted forModricat 57'minutesBooked at 101mins
  • 9Benzema


  • 6Nacho
  • 10Modric
  • 13Casilla
  • 17Vázquez
  • 18Llorente
  • 21Mayoral
  • 24Ceballos
  • 26Lunin
  • 27Valverde
  • 28Vinícius Júnior
  • 29Reguilón
  • 31Sánchez de Felipe

Atl Madrid

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Oblak
  • 20Torres Belén
  • 15Savic
  • 2Godín
  • 21Hernández
  • 11LemarSubstituted forParteyat 90+1'minutes
  • 8Saúl
  • 14RodriSubstituted forMachín Pérezat 71'minutesBooked at 105mins
  • 6Koke
  • 19Diego CostaBooked at 62minsSubstituted forGiménezat 109'minutes
  • 7GriezmannSubstituted forCorreaat 57'minutesBooked at 60mins


  • 1Adán
  • 3Filipe Luís
  • 4Arias
  • 5Partey
  • 9N Kalinic
  • 10Correa
  • 18Gelson Martins
  • 23Machín Pérez
  • 24Giménez
  • 30Olabe
  • 37Dos Santos Ferreira
Szymon Marciniak

Match Stats

Home TeamReal MadridAway TeamAtl Madrid
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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Real Madrid 2, Atlético de Madrid 4.

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    Second Half Extra Time ends, Real Madrid 2, Atlético de Madrid 4.

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    Foul by Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid).

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    Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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    Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Saúl Ñíguez.

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    Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Juanfran.

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    Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Diego Godín.

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    Attempt blocked. Luka Modric (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Borja Mayoral.

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    Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Lucas Hernández.

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    Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by José Giménez.

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    Foul by Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid).

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    Vitolo (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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    Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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    Foul by Lucas Hernández (Atlético de Madrid).

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    Attempt saved. Luka Modric (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dani Ceballos with a headed pass.

  16. Booking

    Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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    Foul by Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid).

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    Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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    Attempt blocked. Vitolo (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Saúl Ñíguez.

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    Luka Modric (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.


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