Tuesday August 12, 2014 Final Finished Cardiff City Stadium

Real Madrid 2 - 0 Sevilla FC

  • Cristiano Ronaldo 30’, 49’

  1. European Super Cup - Ronaldo double sees Madrid easily overcome Sevilla

    European Super Cup - Ronaldo double sees Madrid easily overcome Sevilla

    Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace as Real Madrid beat Sevilla 2-0 in the European Super Cup. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Real Madrid
    • Sevilla FC
    • 90+3 Gareth Bale strides forward and draws a great save from Beto from distance. That is the final action of the game. Madrid claim a first trophy of the six on offer to them this season.
    • 90+2 Sevilla have a series of corners but Casillas does well to punch both clear.
    • 90+1 Three minutes of added time.
    • 90' Sevilla finishing in the ascendancy.
    • 89' Benzema heads the corner clear but Figueiras' fantastic volley is just deflected wide.
    • 88' Krychowiak draws aim from distance but Casillas is equal to his vicious drive.
    • 87' Pepe, who has had a haircut, has been superb tonight.
    • 86' Just a bit of keep ball now for Madrid.
    • 85' Illarramendi for Modric.
    • 84' Both managers change things whilst Ronaldo is being tended to. Marcelo for Coentrao and Figueiras for Coke.
    • 83' Ronaldo is down injured and there is a slight break for an injury.
    • 82' They up the pace very quickly. Bale slips a delightful ball through to Ronaldo but Krychowiak manages to make a great sliding intervention just as Ronaldo was about to shoot.
    • 81' Real looking very comfortable now as they pass their way toward the final whistle.
    • 80' Bale carries the ball forward at pace before sending it wide. Modric and Kroos share passes before finding Ronaldo, who, in turn, looks for Bale but his pass is errant.
    • 78' Reyes of Arsenal fame on for Suarez.
    • 76' Bit of a delay for some pushing in the box. Kroos whips it in but Sevilla half-clear. Ramos tries a scissor kick and has winded himself. Slight hiatus as the physio enters the fray.
    • 74' Bale stretches his legs and gets to the byline but his cut back is cleared. Suarez now breaks down the Sevilla right but Carvajal does well to usher him off the ball. Carvajal having a much better second forty-five.
    • 73' Decent is probably the right word. Not sensational.
    • 72' Isco comes on for James.
    • 70' Benzema exchanges passes with Modric on the edge but, off balance, his effort from just outside the box is always rising.
    • 69' Ronaldo would become only the third man to score a hat-trick in the European Super Cup. The others, Terry McDermott and Falcao.
    • 68' Bale, who is really beginning to dictate this game, strides forward again and switches to the left for James who takes a touch and hits the target. Beto palms it wide.
    • 67' The free-kick following that foul on Bale is headed clear but only to Bale on the edge. His shot is on target but Coke blocks.
    • 66' Bale draws a foul from Fernando Navarro – the defender is in the book. Aspas on for Vidal.
    • 65' Bacca is a willing runner but once again the through ball has too much on it and Carvajal ushers it out for a goal kick.
    • 64' Ronaldo finds Benzema on the edge, he turns and draws a save from Beto.
    • 63' James looks to get in behind but the ball has a little too much on it. James has been bright in spots but looks to lack match sharpness.
    • 62' His effort is well-struck but the wall does the business and blocks it for a throw.
    • 61' Madrid have a free-kick some 35 yards out and right of centre. Bale over it.
    • 60' Sevilla have a period of possession for the first time this half but Real look comfortable.
    • 59' Ramos steals the ball from Bacca - Benzema and James exchange passes but the Colombian takes a heavy touch just as he was about to shoot.
    • 57' Suarez slips a wonderful through ball into the path of Bacca but the forward dithers and Ramos clears.
    • 56' Kroos once again shows a lovely sleight of foot to set another move in motion – this time, however, Modric and Benzema get their wires crossed and the move breaks down.
    • 54' Madrid have a corner which is worked short to Modric but his clipped cross is too deep. Goal kick despite the best efforts of Pepe.
    • 53' Coke looks for a ball in behind Coentrao but Casillas is off his line to claim.
    • 52' Decent tactical foul that from Kroos.
    • 51' Kroos looks for a ball in behind but it is cut out and Kroos flies into the challenge and that is a card.
    • 50' Sevilla have a free-kick just inside Real’s half. Suarez clips it to the far post but Fernando Navarro impedes Pepe. Silly that as there was no need.
    • 49' GOAL! Ronaldo doubles his side’s advantage. That is great from Benzema, who lets the ball run across his body some 40 yards out before slipping a delightful ball into the path of Ronaldo. Ronaldo takes a touch and fires across Beto from just inside the box.
    • 48' Bacca makes a smart run into the box but his effort is blocked.
    • 47' Real have started brighter again here.
    • 46' Sevilla get the second half underway.
    • 45+1 And that is it for the first half.
    • 45' One minute of the added stuff.
    • 44' Real clear the free-kick and break but Fazio steps across to steal the ball from Ronaldo as he entered the box.
    • 43' Suarez gets around Carvajal down the Real right and the full-back hauls him back on the byline. That is a free-kick in and a yellow for the full-back who has had a torrid evening, thus far.
    • 42' Kroos whips the set-piece in but Bacca manages to head clear for a corner. However, the resultant corner comes to nothing after Ramos is adjudged to have fouled Fazio with the ball in the air.
    • 41' Vitolo is in the book for a pretty crass challenge on Ronaldo down the left.
    • 40' Ronaldo was apparently injured before this game but has been the best player on the pitch thus far – and he has improved on an already impressive record against Sevilla.
    • 39' Ronaldo and James exchange passes down the left but the Colombian’s cross is too close to Beto, who claims.
    • 38' Vitolo turns Carvajal inside out and makes his way into the box but his lofted cross is too high for Bacca.
    • 37' Modric takes the set-piece but Sevilla manage to head clear again – they have dealt with those set-pieces very well.
    • 36' Modric receives the ball from Carvajal and drives into the box but his cross is cut out for a corner.
    • 35' Sevilla fail to make anything of the corner.
    • 34' That is poor from James. A very loose clearance culminates in Casillas having to block a Carrico effort from no more than six yards out.
    • 33' All to do now for Sevilla - can they buck the first scorer trend?
    • 32' Madrid have a free-kick on the left and James sends it in. Ramos and Ronaldo get in each other’s way and the chance has gone.
    • 31' So what do Sevilla do now? They had done well to keep Madrid’s front four quite quiet but now a goal down they must surely show more ambition.
    • 30' GOAL! That is a typical Real Madrid goal. They break at pace. Ronaldo finds Bale out wide on the left who then sends in a deep, devilish cross for Ronaldo to tap in at the back post.
    • 28' Ramos was again sloppy there and Suarez finds Vidal but his through ball for Bacca is cut out. Madrid break.
    • 27' Coke and Bacca get in each other’s way after Vidal had looked to release the right back. Madrid break but Benzema’s square ball to Ronaldo has too much on it.
    • 25' Chance! Kroos switches the play to Benzema who finds Ronaldo in the box. His first touch takes two Sevilla defenders out of the game but Beto is equal to his effort.
    • 24' Suarez leads a break forward after a Madrid corner but his ball forward has too much on it.
    • 23' Sevilla are set up very well to stifle Real but are offering little at the other end bar the occasional shot from distance after a Madrid error.
    • 22' The corner is cleared but Real work it back into the box. Benzema has a free header and while his diving header is on target, the referee’s whistle had already gone so Beto’s save matters little.
    • 21' Ronaldo finds Coentrao in space down the left and his deflected cross catches out Beto. Fazio has to clear from under the crossbar for a corner.
    • 20' Casillas flaps at a corner but Real eventually manage to clear.
    • 19' Vitolo collects a loose ball out of defence from Carvajal and he breaks into the box before drawing a smart save from Casillas. Corner.
    • 18' Real have stepped up a gear this last minute or so.
    • 17' The referee’s whistle goes for a foul even before the ball is whipped in. Real break at breakneck speed and James looks for Bale coming in at the back post. Bale gets something on it but Suarez had tracked him all the way to clear.
    • 16' Pepe mediates between Carvajal and Krychowiak after a pretty cynical foul from the Real man. Sevilla have a free-kick and Suarez is over it some 35 yards out.
    • 15' The corner is again cleared but again the ball comes straight back toward the Sevilla goal – however, this time, it is Ronaldo in an offside position and the Sevilla defence finally have some respite.
    • 14' The corner is headed clear but comes right back at Sevilla. Ramos cushions a header to Bale on the edge but his effort is blocked. Another corner.
    • 13' Ronaldo’s vicious, dipping effort has Beto beaten but a deflection takes it just over the bar.
    • 12' Ronaldo drops his shoulder on the edge and Coke hauls him down. Free-kick right on the corner of the box. Ronaldo over it.
    • 11' Fazio rises to head the corner clear.
    • 10' Bale opens his body having received the ball on the edge and whips a shot toward goal but his effort is blocked. Corner.
    • 9' Coke is deep in Real territory down the right and he finds Bacca inside the box. Ramos reads the forward’s attempt at a cute turn with ease and Madrid come again.
    • 8' Bale looks for a quick exchange of passes with Ronaldo. Bale is almost in behind but Suarez ushers the Real man off the ball. Borderline free-kick that on the edge but the referee waves play on.
    • 7' Fazio wins the ball from Bale on the Madrid right and looks for Bacca, who nips the ball past Pepe. The Portuguese international defends in his own unique, robust way and that is a free-kick. Sevilla waste the set-piece.
    • 6' James looks for a switch of play from Carvajal but he goes a fraction too soon and the assistant referee’s flag is aloft.
    • 5' Sevilla get their foot on the ball for the first time. Madrid are pressing brutally high though and as soon as Pareja looks for Bacca up top a Madrid defender steps out to intervene.
    • 4' James finds Ronaldo in a pocket of space some 30 yards out and unsurprisingly he draws aim from distance. While his shot is on target it is a pretty tame effort and Beto claims.
    • 3' Ramos rises highest to head clear. Benzema has the ball in space down the left but his forward pass to Bale is errant and Sevilla manage to re-group.
    • 2' Suarez capitalises on a loose touch in midfield and slaloms forward – he evades the challenge of Pepe but Ramos comes across to clear for a corner.
    • 1' Madrid get us underway.
    • 19:40 So, here we go. All eyes are on Madrid. Will their new signings slot in or will they lack cohesion? Can Sevilla spoil the party?
    • 19:35 Unai Emery still believes his side can win, though: "How can we possibly be favourites against Real Madrid? They haven't had much time to train and won't be at their best, but that doesn't mean they're not favourites. Clearly, though, we have the ability to enjoy a great final, and win."
    • 19:30 Manager Carlo Ancelotti remains wary of the threat of Sevilla though: "They had a good season. they won the Europa League with a group of players who worked well as a team and they deserved to win the title. Sevilla have changed a bit this year. In some ways they're an unknown side at the moment because they have lost some important players, and others have arrived. We'll see what happens." Ancelotti was speaking at a pre-game press conference.
    • 19:25 For those wondering why Alberto Moreno is not in Sevilla’s squad tonight, Liverpool have agreed a fee for the Spanish international. You can read more about that here:
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    • 19:20 Regardless of the outcome of tonight’s fixture, it should be goal heavy if previous meetings between these two sides are anything to go by: the last 13 league matches between these two sides have seen 64 goals, averaging almost five per game.
    • 19:15 While the odds appear heavily stacked in Madrid’s favour, the last 11 Super Cups have alternated between Champions League winners and UEFA Cup/Europa League winners. Sevilla need to win on Tuesday for the trend to continue. In fact, Madrid have not fared as well as one might expect in their previous Super Cup outings.
    • 19:10 To give some context to the below tweet, Sevilla's squad, by contrast, is worth just under £86m (a Gareth Bale), according to website transfermarkt.com - and they sold their best player, Croatia midfielder Rakitic, to Barcelona in June. Grief.
    • 19:05 Sevilla start with Barcelona loanee Denis Suarez, who was part of the deal which saw skipper Ivan Rakitic sold to the Catalan club for €20m (£16m) this summer. Grzegorz Krychowiak, who joined from Reims, also starts but Iago Aspas is on the bench.
    • 19:00 Iker Casillas starts ahead of summer capture Keylor Navas – but, that aside, it is as expected from Carlo Ancelotti. Toni Kroos and Luka Modric are charged with feeding Madrid’s brutal front four with Xabi Alonso suspended.
    • 18:55 TEAMS: Real: Casillas, Carvajal, Ramos, Pepe, Coentrao; Modric, Kroos; Ronaldo, James, Bale; Benzema. Subs: Navas, Illarramendi, Arbeloa, Marcelo, Di Maria, Isco, Varane /// Sevilla: Beto, Coke, Fazio, Pareja, Fernando Navarro; Krychowiak, Daniel Carrico; Suarez, Vitolo, Vidal Parreu; Bacca. Subs: Reyes, Barbosa, Aspas, Iborra, Figueiras, Jairo, Luismi.
    • 18:50 Real Madrid are quite obviously favourites, which, if one glances at their squad, is fair enough. They have again invested heavily this summer with two stars of the World Cup – Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez - joining their ranks. Both start. Full team news to follow.
    • 18:45 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the European Super Cup between Real Madrid and Sevilla from the Cardiff City Stadium.
  • Summary

    • 90+3 Gareth Bale strides forward and draws a great save from Beto from distance. That is the final action of the game. Madrid claim a first trophy of the six on offer to them this season.
    • 82' They up the pace very quickly. Bale slips a delightful ball through to Ronaldo but Krychowiak manages to make a great sliding intervention just as Ronaldo was about to shoot.
    • 68' Bale, who is really beginning to dictate this game, strides forward again and switches to the left for James who takes a touch and hits the target. Beto palms it wide.
    • 66' Bale draws a foul from Fernando Navarro – the defender is in the book. Aspas on for Vidal.
    • 51' Kroos looks for a ball in behind but it is cut out and Kroos flies into the challenge and that is a card.
    • 49' GOAL! Ronaldo doubles his side’s advantage. That is great from Benzema, who lets the ball run across his body some 40 yards out before slipping a delightful ball into the path of Ronaldo. Ronaldo takes a touch and fires across Beto from just inside the box.
    • 43' Suarez gets around Carvajal down the Real right and the full-back hauls him back on the byline. That is a free-kick in and a yellow for the full-back who has had a torrid evening, thus far.
    • 41' Vitolo is in the book for a pretty crass challenge on Ronaldo down the left.
    • 34' That is poor from James. A very loose clearance culminates in Casillas having to block a Carrico effort from no more than six yards out.
    • 30' GOAL! That is a typical Real Madrid goal. They break at pace. Ronaldo finds Bale out wide on the left who then sends in a deep, devilish cross for Ronaldo to tap in at the back post.
    • 25' Chance! Kroos switches the play to Benzema who finds Ronaldo in the box. His first touch takes two Sevilla defenders out of the game but Beto is equal to his effort.
    • 21' Ronaldo finds Coentrao in space down the left and his deflected cross catches out Beto. Fazio has to clear from under the crossbar for a corner.
    • 19' Vitolo collects a loose ball out of defence from Carvajal and he breaks into the box before drawing a smart save from Casillas. Corner.
    • 14' The corner is headed clear but comes right back at Sevilla. Ramos cushions a header to Bale on the edge but his effort is blocked. Another corner.
    • 13' Ronaldo’s vicious, dipping effort has Beto beaten but a deflection takes it just over the bar.
    • 10' Bale opens his body having received the ball on the edge and whips a shot toward goal but his effort is blocked. Corner.
    • 4' James finds Ronaldo in a pocket of space some 30 yards out and unsurprisingly he draws aim from distance. While his shot is on target it is a pretty tame effort and Beto claims.
    • 18:55 TEAMS: Real: Casillas, Carvajal, Ramos, Pepe, Coentrao; Modric, Kroos; Ronaldo, James, Bale; Benzema. Subs: Navas, Illarramendi, Arbeloa, Marcelo, Di Maria, Isco, Varane /// Sevilla: Beto, Coke, Fazio, Pareja, Fernando Navarro; Krychowiak, Daniel Carrico; Suarez, Vitolo, Vidal Parreu; Bacca. Subs: Reyes, Barbosa, Aspas, Iborra, Figueiras, Jairo, Luismi.

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