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Real Madrid grabs the Spanish Super Cup.Modric and Benzema shine

Madrid: Real Madrid defeated Athletic Bilbao 2-0 on Sunday to win the Spanish Super Cup. The penalties for Luka Modric and Karim Benzema gave him a comfortable victory in Saudi Arabia. Modric finished curling towards the end of the first half, and Benzema went on strike early in the second half to seal Madrid’s victory with Carlo Ancelotti’s first trophy as his second coach.

Athletics defeated LaLiga champion Atletico Madrid to advance to the finals, but at King Fahad Stadium, they often beat the sophisticated and organized Real Madrid team, who lost only once in 20 games. I was struck. When Edel Gabrieo was sent off 87 minutes into the match, they had short hopes, but Raúl Garcia missed and Madley’s victory was safe.

Ancelotti’s sideface will face Elche tomorrow in the final 16 games of the Champions League in the quarterfinals of Copa del Rey and Paris Saint-Germain. In Riga, five points are clear at the top of the table. “It’s an urge, an urge to continue,” Ancelotti said. “I don’t have much time to think because another competition is coming.” Modric continued his illustrious form by winning the opener. This is the goal that makes him the oldest goal scorer in the history of the 36-year-old Spanish Super Cup.

Meanwhile, 33-year-old Marcelo played for the last few minutes before winning his 23rd trophy at Real Madrid. This is comparable to Paco Ghent’s success as the most successful player in the history of the club. “He is one of the great figures and the legend of this club,” said Florentino Perez, president of Madrid. Ancelotti is currently a Real Madrid coach with five trophies, adding the Spanish Super Cup to the Copa del Rey, Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup, which won the first spell.

The Spanish Super Cup stayed in Spain in 2021 due to a pandemic, but will return to Saudi Arabia as part of an agreement by 2029, and the Royal Spanish Football Federation will earn around 30 million euros annually. Opposition from players and coaches has been significantly suppressed, but Athletic Bilbao’s Raúl Garcia said last week. He said moving the Spanish tournament 7,000 kilometers away is a sign that the authorities have “forgotten the basics of football.”

Criticism from human rights groups such as Amnesty International, who accused the federation of not supporting “women harassed and persecuted in Saudi Arabia” and for cooperating in “image cleaning” in Saudi Arabia, is more straightforward. did. Athletics Inaki Williams and Oian Sanse seemed dangerous early on. Williams wanted a penalty when the ball hit the sliding David Alaba in his hand, but referee Cesar Soto wasn’t interested. Despite the arrogant appearance of Vini Jr. in recent weeks, Madrid’s greatest threat has come down to the other side through Rodrigo.

The first warning came when Claus pinned the ball to a Brazilian, dropped it in for Benzema, and the striker’s curling shot flew right next to Unai Simón’s distant post. The opener followed a similar route, even if it started with Thibaut Courtois, who played for Toni Kroos. Under pressure, Claus found Casemiro and the ball passing through Modric and shuffled to the right. Rodrigo overtook the two athletic defenders for fear of challenging in the box, too late for Dani García to slip and block. Rodrigo threw the ball into Modric.

In the 7th minute of the second half, Yeray Alvarez blocked Benzema’s shot and extended his right arm to stop the ball, so it was 2 minutes. The referee checked the monitor and gave Benzema a penalty fired on the left side and in. Hope for athletics was delayed, and in the 87th minute Militao was forced to leave because he blocked another Raúl Garcia header towards the goal, and the athletics were penalized. However, Raúl Garcia missed. I met his drive with Courtois’ left foot down the middle. — AFP

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