REPORT | 15/08/2018 | Alberto Navarro (Tallinn)Real Madrid hit back after Costas goal as Benzema and Ramos both netted, but Atlético drew level again, only to win in extra time.
- UEFA Super Cup
- Wed, 15 Aug
Everything went wrong for the Whites at the start of the game. Costa scored, but the European champions hit back and on 17’ came close to levelling as Marcelo sent in a cross for Asensio to heel in, but Oblak proved his mettle. Marcelo continued to be a key man throughout the first half, scuffing a shot high over the bar from the edge of the box. This built up nicely to the equaliser. A spectacular run from Bale, who breezed past two players to arch a cross over to Benzema. He headed the ball into the net.
A clear chance
The draw did not change the pace of the game at the A. le Coq Arena. Real Madrid kept the ball and their rivals tried the counter-attack. At 1-1 the half time whistle came but not before Asensio tried to put the European champions ahead from the edge of the box. Juanfran cut in to make sure it went wide of Oblak's goal.
Lopetegui made a change on 57’ as Modric replaced Asensio and just six minutes later, Real Madrid went ahead. Kroos took a corner and the ball hit Juanfran's hand. Sergio Ramos took the penalty well to give the European champions the lead. There was another chance for the Whites on 66’ after Benzema struck only for Oblak to save. The goal made Atlético step up a gear and on 79’ Diego Costa brought the game level. Madrid tried one last time before full time. Bale crossed in and Marcelo made an acrobatic attempt but could not connect in the six-yard box. Saúl and Koke killed off the game with two extra time goals as Atlético won the UEFA Super Cup.