The Super Cup Goes to Real Madrid

Published on 9-Aug-2016 by srijan213

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The Super Cup Goes to Real Madrid

Trondheim is Norway's hotspot for hi-tech, but yesterday it was a centerpiece for high drama.

The Spanish clash that was this year's Super Cup wasn't decided until extra time after a touchline-to-touchline action extravaganza put no distance between Real Madrid and Sevilla.

However, the Champions Legue winners prevailed, with the appropriately named -- for this location -- Vikingos emerging victorious over the Europa titlists in a 3-2 cracker.

Impressively, Real got the job done without its usual lumnaries, as Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Tony Kroos, and Pepe didn't make the trip.

Thus, the way was clear for a new name in the Blancos lineup -- Marco Asensio --  to put his stamp on the proceedings, and he did, with an absolute stunner:

This is why Real is who they are. Brand-name headliners are cool, but so is having a talent pool ready whenever called.

But Sevilla are champions, too, and came right back into the game through Franco Vázquez’s volley:

Real is still sloppy on defense, one incident of which resulted in Sevilla being awarded a penalty:

Yevhen Konoplyanka took care of business ever so calmly.

Sergio Ramos has a habit of delivering the goods late in the game, and that hasn't seemed to change in the new season's early stages.

Dude was true three minutes into time added on:

And then, 119 minutes after kickoff, Daniel Carvajal snatched the match from Sevilla’s grasp with a stunner of a solo act:

And so it was that this Super Cup actually lived up to its billing.