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Madrid started to catch the ultimate one hour and 21 minutes earlier than the opening whistle, throughout Jude Bellingham’s traditional viewing ritual. Every match day, the younger man at all times seems on the grass as quickly as he arrives on the stadium and takes a stroll, alone and absorbed, to observe the match, as he has commented greater than as soon as. The Super Cup was no exception. At 8:39 p.m. Saudi time (two much less in Spain), the Englishman emerged from the locker room tunnel and stood at precisely the identical level within the heart of the sphere from the place he later assisted Vinicius’s first purpose. Still wearing a go well with and along with his fingers in his pockets, Bellingham stood at that time within the midfield and spent 4 minutes trying on the inexperienced and the video scoreboard. There was no different Madrid participant round him. The photographs from final 12 months’s last handed on the screens, which 4 days earlier than, in opposition to Atlético, I had already seen intimately in the course of the ritual.

Real Madrid


Andriy Lunin, Ferland Mendy, Nacho, Dani Carvajal, Rüdiger, Aurelien Tchouameni, Federico Valverde (Dani Ceballos, min. 86), Jude Bellingham (Joselu, min. 85), Kroos (Modric, min. 81), Vinicius Junior (Camavinga , min. 81) and Rodrygo (Brahim Diaz, min. 76)



Iñaki Peña, Koundé, Ronald Araújo, Alex Balde, A. Christensen, Ferran Torres (61 minutes), Pedri (Lamine Yamal 61 minutes), Gündogan, Sergi Roberto (Fermin Lopez 61 minutes) and Frenkie From Jong and Lewandowski

Goals 1-0 min. 7: Vinicius Junior. 2-0 min. 10: Vinicius Junior. 2-1 min. 32: Lewandowski. 3-1 min. 38: Vinicius Junior. 4-1 min. 63: Rodrygo.

Referee Juan Martínez Munuera

Yellow playing cards Ronald Araújo (min. 36), Sergi Roberto (min. 39), Jude Bellingham (min. 42) y Rüdiger (min. 62)

Once the protocol was fulfilled, he walked slowly again the best way he had come. At 10:07 p.m. Saudi time, precisely from his viewing place, he despatched an beautiful go with the surface to Vinicius, between Christensen and De Jong, and with out Koundé having the ability to minimize it off. A cargo that inaugurated the Brazilian’s hat trick, so many occasions overthrown within the classics by Araujo and this time launched due to the area granted to him by the Barça protection, which was very superior, and the black night time of the Uruguayan, who was despatched off. The winger celebrated the primary purpose with the siu of Cristiano Ronaldo, current in one of many bins. “Barcelona gives a lot of space behind their backs, we watched videos and the coach warned us about that,” Vinicius defined.

After Bellingham’s subtlety and Rodrygo’s send-in to make it 2-0, Vini turned the primary participant to attain two objectives within the first 10 minutes of a traditional since former Barça participant Gary Lineker in 1987. The final white man to have achieved it It was the Danish Henning Jensen, in 1978. And then got here the penalty, additionally courtesy of a dislocated Araujo. The Brazilian had been the primary of the whites to overlook a most penalty this season, in the summertime traditional. The errors reached as much as 4 in a row from 11 meters. On this event, he crossed it to Iñaki Peña following Bellingham’s directions. A 3rd gap that made him the fifth participant to attain a hat trick in a traditional: Samitier (1926), Barinaga (1943), Narro (1951), Zamorano (1995) and him this Sunday. “He needed two or three games to get back to his level,” Ancelotti mentioned.

However, in the course of his personal get together, there was additionally room for his traditional scuffle with rivals when Araujo was despatched off for a foul on him. “I’m sad because everyone wants to fight me, they know they’re going to appear in the press. I try my best to be very calm and centered, but sometimes it’s not just me. Of course I’m not a saint. Sometimes I talk too much and do dribbles that I shouldn’t do, but I’m here to improve and set an example for the kids. The coach and my teammates are teaching me,” he commented throughout his look as MVP of the duel.

On Thursday, Lunin; on Sunday, Kepa

Andriy Lunin, the starter this time and creator of 4 essential interventions, took care of the remainder. He coated Ferrán effectively, nonetheless with a tie, he took a hand on a shot from Lewandowski, he firmly cleared an try by Ferrán Torres along with his foot, and as soon as every thing was completed he made João Félix bitter. The turnism within the Madrid purpose doesn’t cease. Two video games in Riyadh, two goalkeepers. The uncertain Kepa was adopted by the thriving Lunin. “Before Atlético, I already knew that today [por este domingo] Lunin would play. And on Thursday, Lunin will be there. Kepa will return in the League,” introduced Ancelotti, who surpassed Zidane within the variety of video games coached on the membership (264) and equaled him within the variety of white titles (11). Only Miguel Muñoz stays forward in each sections. “The result is too bulky for how Barcelona played. I didn’t expect Vini’s first two goals. We have taken them to space. Then we needed to manage something more with the 2-0,” analyzed the Italian coach.

The abandoned Riyadh, a metropolis with many vehicles and virtually no pedestrians, had dawned with hardly a hint of the traditional. Just a dozen vacationers walked via the Masmak fortress palace, the closest factor to a vacationer place within the Saudi capital. The final stroll of the night time was given to Kroos, as soon as once more booed for his criticism of the departure of gamers to the Saudi League, and when he was relieved he left calmly, savoring the whistles.

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