Register Login Live

International

Honours Even At The Bernabeu

Raul Garcia cancelled out James Rodriguez's goal, as Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid played out to a 1-1 draw in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Carlo Ancelotti left Rodriguez on the bench, opting for Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Xabi Alonso in the midfield, while Diego Simoene left Antoine Griezmann on the bench for the first half.

The first half failed to provide a lot goal-mouth action, with both sides restricted to long range efforts.

Mario Mandzukic had the best effort of the half with a long range from 20-yards out, which Iker Casillas managed to parry away.

Casillas was called into action a minute later, this time getting down well to deny Saul from the edge of the area.

Cristiano Ronaldo had been quite for most of the first half but could have given his side the lead just before the halftime break, but the Portuguese failed to steer his header on target after being picked out by Gareth Bale.

The hosts should have went ahead in the 69th minute, as Moya palmed Bale's stinging free-kick into the path of Tony Kroos, who managed to blasts his effort over the bar with only the keeper to beat.

Carlo Ancelotti rang the changes in the second half and even gave Angel Di Maria an opportunity to showcase his talent, much to the delight of the home fans.

And Los Blancos eventually took the lead in the 80th minute through new signing James Rodriguez, as the midfielder managed to squeeze the ball under Moya from 12-yards out.

Atletico equalised seven minutes later, as an un-marked Raul Garcia tapped home from three-yards out, to grab a vital away goal for Los Rojiblancos.

 

144 comments

Top 5

Chiefs Make Huge Technical Team Announcement

124 May 26, 2022 10:52 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Official: 8 More Confirmed Transfers For Next Season

May 26, 2022 08:26 PM in World News

Lorch Named In Final Bafana Bafana Squad

61 May 26, 2022 12:20 PM in Bafana

Transfer Update: Neymar

3 May 25, 2022 06:25 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Chiefs-Bound Star To Lead Usuthu Player Exodus?

6 May 25, 2022 01:51 PM in Siyagobhoza

McRomatic: Five Of Benni’s Cutest Moments With His Wife

2 May 24, 2022 03:44 PM in Footballers & Chill

Confirmed: Midfielder Leaving Chiefs

46 May 24, 2022 03:28 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Five Chiefs Players Affected By Du Preez Arrival

70 May 26, 2022 09:36 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Pictures: 'Drunk' Grealish, Pep & City Stars Enjoy Bus Parade

3 May 24, 2022 12:27 PM in English Premier League

Chiefs, Stellies Agree Terms For Top Striker?

53 May 23, 2022 10:04 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Khan Picks 10 Best Signings Of The Season

4 May 25, 2022 08:58 AM in PSL

Official: Al Ahly Announce Squad For CAFCL Final

5 May 26, 2022 09:27 AM in CAF Champions League

Five Chiefs Players Affected By Du Preez Arrival

70 May 26, 2022 09:36 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Pictures: 'Drunk' Grealish, Pep & City Stars Enjoy Bus Parade

3 May 24, 2022 12:27 PM in English Premier League

Exclusive! Latest On Chiefs & Maart…

55 May 18, 2022 10:01 AM in Kaizer Chiefs