Sergio Ramos scored the winning penalty for Real Madrid as Zinedine Zidane’s side claimed a shootout win over Atletico Madrid in the Spanish Supercopa final despite finishing with 10 men.
Zidane stuck with the same starting lineup that convincingly disposed of Valencia in the competition’s semi finals, but both Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid struggled to find top form as they laboured through 120 goalless minutes.
Indeed, goalscoring opportunities were rare, although Alvaro Morata and Joao Felix both had chances in the first half to find the back of the net. Fede Valverde also should have scored with a header after being set up by Luka Jovic, but struck his own arm with his effort.
The biggest flashpoint of the match came five minutes from the shootout, with Valverde sent off for scything down Morata as he raced through on goal. Real Madrid emerged victorious on penalties, though, as Thibaut Courtois and Ramos made themselves the heroes.