Real Madrid defeated Barcelona 2-0 here in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup to win the trophy 5-1. The defending La Liga champs started Wednesday’s contest at the Santiago Bernabeu with a 3-1 advantage after Sunday’s first leg in Barcelona. With superstar Cristiano Ronaldo serving a five match ban and Gareth Bale on the bench, The Real Madrid attack was led by young Marco Asensio, who put the hosts up 1-0 in the 4th minutes with a stunning strike. The Copa del Rey holder, still struggling to adjust to the departure of Neymar for Paris saint germain, remained flat throughout the first half and Karim Benzema made it 2-0 for Real Madrid just before the break.
Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez each hit the crossbar as the visitors pressed hard for a goal to keep their pride.