Spanish Super Cup

Real Madrid take aim at Barcelona's five-point lead over them in La Liga

Having claimed the season's first piece of silverware with victory over Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup, Real Madrid return to domestic action needing to close a five-point deficit to the Catalan giants in La Liga.

Saturday, 1 September, 2012, 3:43am

Madrid beat Barca 2-1 to lift Spanish Super Cup

Real Madrid's Gonzalo Higuain celebrates after scoring a goal during the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup against FC Barcelona. Photo: AP

Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo struck first-half goals as Real Madrid beat 10-man Barcelona 2-1 to lift the Spanish Super Cup before a full house at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday.

With last Thursday’s first leg at Camp Nou having ended in a 3-2 Barca victory, Madrid took the title on away goals after a 4-4 aggregate draw.

30 Aug 2012 - 5:58pm

Luka Modric arrives as Real Madrid face Barcelona in Spanish Super Cup

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas

A Spanish Super Cup comeback against arch-rivals Barcelona and the arrival of Croatia playmaker Luka Modric may provide the perfect springboard for Real Madrid to kick-start their season.

Jose Mourinho's stuttering side, still seeking a first league win of the season, need to overturn a 3-2 deficit from last week's first leg when they host Barca at the Bernabeu tonight.

29 Aug 2012 - 2:12am

Barcelona's Victor Valdes hands Real Madrid lifeline in Spanish Super Cup

Valdes gifted a late goal for Real.

An embarrassing blunder from Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes allowed Real Madrid to grab a late second goal that kept them alive in the Spanish Super Cup as Barca ran out 3-2 winners in their home leg.

Pedro, Lionel Messi from the penalty spot, and Xavi scored for the holders as they stormed back after Cristiano Ronaldo had headed the opener at the Nou Camp in the 55th minute.

25 Aug 2012 - 3:17am