Barcelona beat Real Madrid to win, Spanish Super Cup Final
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In one of the most anticipated matches of the season, FC Barcelona, undisputedly the most successful team in Spanish footballing history, dominated their archrivals Real Madrid, to win the Spanish Super Cup 2023 by a margin of 3-1.
On a sunny Sunday afternoon all eyes were on the majestic King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia., Saudi Arabia, to witness a classic rivalry between the two Spanish giants. In what is the first major trophy of the season, the match started out with both teams moving up and down the pitch at a frenetic pace. Despite the early Pressure, it was Barcelona who took the lead first In the 33rd minute of the game, Gavi put Barcelona ahead with an assist from Robert Lewandowski. Barcelona double their lead in the 45th minute right before half time. Pedri then made it 3:0 in the 69th minute putting the game to bed. In the closing minutes of the match, Real Madrid Karim Benzema pull one back to make it 3:1.
This historic win for Barcelona is certainly going to give them a psychological upper-hand for the rest of the season and could potentially be a turning point for them in their campaign for Spanish glory.
For Real Madrid however, it is indeed a bitter pill to swallow. After having dominated somewhat in the second half, their defense fell apart in the first half and the lack of coordination put their elusive title of Spanish champions further away.