Cristiano Ronaldo score’s a screamer and then was shown a red in a thrilling Super Cup match between the two side’s. The Galacticos beat the Catalans 3-1 in the first leg of the Supercopa de Espana. The Portuguese international scored a stunner to take the lead for his side and was then sent off for a dive which means he’ll miss the second leg.
The 32 year old star started in the bench for Real Madrid and when he came on for his side he made diffrence as he scored in the 80th minute to give real madrid the lead but he was shown a his second yellow of the game as he made a dive to the ground in the penalty area just two minutes after scoring and was sent off.
Zindane’s men got unlikely lead in 50th minute as Gerard Pique put it in his own net. But the Balgaurana equalled the score all thanks to Lionel Messi who put it past Keylor Navas from the past and made it 1-1.
Cristiano Ronaldo wasted no time to make impact after coming on from the bench and scored a screamer but was shown a yellow for foolish celebration and risked being sent off as he pushed the official when he argued about the dive, He then picked up his second yellow of the game and was sent off.
Barcelona tried hard to get the equaliser but were dealt with a third blow as Marcos Asensio put one past Ter Stegen to make it 3-1, This means they will have to comeback strong in the second leg at the Santiago Bernabeu this Wednesday.
Barcelona did well in the first half of the game as Luis Suarez made life difficult for Navas as he tested him inside the area and Dani Carvajal was lucky enough to not see a card has he touched the ball with his hand while blocking Gerard Deulofeu cross.
Both side’s played good in the attack in the first half and Gareth Bale almost scored but Marc Stegen made a good save to deny them any early breaktrough.
Gerard Pique was booked as he tried to take shot towards the goal from a corner innthe first half, This only made his life more difficult as he gave Madrid an wanted lead by putting it in his own net five minutes after the second half started.
Marcelo made good run towards the left flank as Isco made a good pass and the Brazillian put a low cross inside the area which deflected of Pique’s feet and went into his own net, Altough he tried to clear it but…
Barcelona looked shaky and cranky in the defense but Jordi Alba showed his grit and made a sliding block on a shot by Carvajal and saved his side from making it 2-0 after Benzema initiated a brilliant attack.
New Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde put on Denis Suarez in the 59th minute replacing Deulofeu and this move almost paid off for the catalans as the midfielder took the corner and found Luiz Suarez but Navas made a brilliant save preventing the Blaugrana from a equaliser.
Cristiano Ronaldo came on in 58th minute and replaced Karim Benzema and took shot which was blocked from Pique and then went to score a goal only for the official to raise the flag and deem him offside.
The Euro Cup winner then took advantage of his chance to intiate a counter from Isco and took his chances by shoting from 20 yard into the top right corner and make it 2-1.
The Portuguese then removed his shirt for no reason to celebrate and was booked for the first time in match and then made a dive in penalty area but the referee was in mood of buying it and showed him the second yellow and told him to march off the field, He will miss the second leg.
But this did not let Madrid to get off the rail as Marcos Asensio finshed off a brilliant chance from the edge of the area to make it 3-1.