On Sunday, Real Madrid won at the Nou Camp, beating Barcelona 1-3 in a convincing victory, which in a controversial referee decision, saw Ronaldo sent off for a dive, that wasn’t even a dive, then also he was ruled out and suspended for five games for nudging the referee’s back for such a poor decision.
Seemingly, the referee was Barcelona’s twelfth man that night, but it couldn’t stop Ronaldo scoring beforehand after he came on as a substitute in the 58th minute, to score and to make it 1-2, then Marco Asensio put the icing on the cake, to make it 1-3. Well, with all the favouritism to Barcelona, Real Madrid still won, with exerted-dominance.
And last night, it saw the return leg of the Super Cup at the Santiago Bernabeu, sans Cristiano Ronaldo, where Barcelona hoped to do a comeback, however, this match provided the opportunity for Marco Asensio to come straight into the team. And, in spectacular fashion in the 4th minute, Marco Asensio silenced the Barcelona faithful with a precise 30-yard screamer to put the game out of Barcelona’s reach. Let’s take a look at why Real Madrid are the best team in the world, shall we?
How about that goal from Marco Asensio? The 21-year-old, who people have been speaking of for a long time, due to his incredible talent, is now starting to stake his claim for a regular starting place and there’s no doubt about his incredible talents, is there?
Not even the terrible decision to send off Ronaldo in the first leg, then to have him ruled out of the return leg, could give any advantage to Barcelona, as we expected Marco Asensio to come in and shine, and that’s just what he did, to devastating effect.
Lionel Messi and Barcelona will now have to admit that they are currently miles away from Real Madrid in both quality and in competitive nature for this forthcoming coming season.
In the 39th minute, Real Madrid increased their aggregate lead to 5-1, when Karim Benzema turned neatly and slotted home from 10-yards inside the Barcelona box, without Ter Stegen being anywhere near the ball before it nestled into the bottom corner.
So, we suppose you could call it football “Karma” after the poor treatment of Cristiano Ronaldo, perhaps? The football gods bestowing a thorough beating onto Barcelona for the seemingly unjust incidents in the first leg, producing another exquisite performance from the Galacticos, which adds this seasons Super Cup to their bolstered trophy cabinet.
We saw Cristiano Ronaldo have a grin on his face come the final whistle, as he held the cup. However, Ronaldo still has to sit out a further four matches due to his ban and Zinedine Zidane recently told the press before they appealed the decision, which was later refuted by the RFEF (Spanish Football Federation), that something is definitely amiss with the current treatment of Cristiano Ronaldo aka CR7 in Spain.
So, with the La Liga season kicking off on Sunday the 20th of August, Real Madrid will face Deportivo La Coruna away, whilst FC Barcelona will start their campaign at home against Real Betis.
Let the games begin on Sunday and we put our money on another victory season for Real Madrid and with the prospect of Kylian Mbappe still signing before the close of the transfer window, expect that to put the Galacticos out of reach of Barcelona for many seasons to come…
Oh yeah, and remember how Barcelona lost Neymar, this is now having a domino effect, as who do they have to replace him?
Brainstain, over and out!
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