Barcelona gave Real Madrid a ride this Sunday on the field of King Fahd Stadium to proclaim himself champion of the Spanish Super Cup 2023with an outstanding performance by Gavi, who provided two goal assists and scored one of the three goals with which the culé team claimed victory.
The Merengue team simply “did not arrive” at the game and with a poor performance, in which he was barely able to register two shots on goal, he was defeated 3-1, losing the trophy he lifted last year in the Final against Athletic Club and which is the first for Xavi as helmsman of the Catalans.
Barcelona vs. Madrid; that was the final
The best player in the game, Gaviwas in charge of open the scoring at minute 33, in a play that Madrid lost in an exit attempt. Robert Lewandowski filtered the ball for the youngster, who controlled entering the area and defined with a cross shot on the departure of Thibaut Courtois.
Before the first half was over, Gavi returned the favor to Lewandowski and the Polish striker was in charge of putting the 2-0 on the blackboard. Although those led by Xavi weren’t spectacular, they did try more than Real, who in the first half only had a clear play on goal in a header from Karim Benzema.
In the second half the roles did not change and although Ancelotti made changes, his team did not find each other, and in another bad start, the Barcelona gave the lethal blow to bury the aspirations of the white team.
Gavi, now coming from the left side of the box, sent a strong and accurate serve to Pedrowho alone and without a mark only had to put his right foot to push the ball to the bottom and make it 3-0 at minute 70.
Real Madrid tried to go to the front, but the culé defense did a great job to keep the danger away from the goal of Marc ter Stegen, who had a very calm Sunday in Arab lands, despite the fact that in compensation time, Benema discounted the score.
In the end it did not reach the Merengues and the Barcelona became champion of the Spanish Super Cup 2023adding the number 14 in their showcases, for 12 of Real Madrid.