Real Madrid emerged as champions of Supercopa Espana as they won 4-1 in a penalty shootout over Atletico Madrid after a goalless draw in the full 90 minutes and extra time.
Zinedine Zidane named an unchanged lineup for Real starting eleven, while Diego Simeone only replaced Jose Maria Jimenez with Steven Savic, after a dramatic 3-2 win over Barcelona in the semi-final.
Despite dominating 66% of possession during the game, Real could not break through Atletico defence. They also registered 24 shots but only 5 on target.
As Daniel Carvajal scored the opening penalty shooutout, Saul Niguez missed the penalty.
Real Madrid youngster Rodrygo doubled the lead, but Thomas Partey failed to score the second penalty.
Luka Modric made it 3-0 for Real before Kieran Trippier narrowed the scoreline to 3-1.
It was all down to Real captain, Sergio Ramos who scored the final penalty to give his side a deserved victory.
But the sweetest moment goes to Zidane who have won all nine finals during his career.
“I don’t know why we’ve won nine out of nine,” he said to Marca.
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“It’s because that’s what this club is like. It hasn’t been easy, we’ve been patient, calm…At half time, we didn’t know how to get closer to goal, but we had patience. We believed until the end, like always.
“Winning a trophy is never easy and even less so against Atletico. Both teams had chances. We’re still in lots of competitions. We have to be happy, but there’s still lots to come. We have to keep working.”We’ll rest a bit and play again, as we can’t think about dropping [our level].
“Now, we’re going to enjoy ourselves, but there’s still a long way to go in LaLiga Santander, the Champions League and the Copa del Rey. The season is very long.”
Bizarrely enough, Federico Valverde was awarded man of the match despite being sent off for denying Atletico a goalscoring opportunity.
“He was given man of the match and I’m happy for him because he did a great job,” Zidane said.
“I’m sure that he wants to share it with his teammates. He did what he had to do, he made a crude foul but he did it well. And in the end, the important thing is that he’s apologised to Alvaro.”
“We have to congratulate everyone and also Courtois. His merit is during the game and in the penalty shootout. It’s the work of [goalkeeping coach] Roberto [Vazquez], he doesn’t work with me. He deserves it.”