Real Madrid removed any shred of doubt that it could come back from the first two match days of the Liga, demonstrating once again that it rises to the big occasions and won the Spanish Supercup in brilliant style. The first half an hour the Whites’ performance was good enough to be framed, to be taught at any football academy, and by this time they had already scored two goals, had another ruled out, had enforced the correct sending off of Adriano and had shot on goal five times, versus its opponents zero attempts. Higuaín and Cristiano Ronaldo both scored for Madrid, while Messi, from a free kick, halved the deficit on the edge of half time. The second half saw the home side’s dominance, opportunities for both teams and the debut of Modric. The ninth Supercup now forms part of Real Madrid’s trophy cabinet.