Real Madrid outclass Barcelona for Spanish Super Cup crown

Marco Asensio and Karim Benzema scored brilliant first-half goals as Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-0 on the night to register a resounding 5-1 aggregate Spanish Super Cup win.

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Zinedine Zidane’s side, comfortable 3-1 first-leg winners on Sunday, put Cristiano Ronaldo’s five-game ban behind them by out-playing their arch-rivals again as moments of magic from Asensio and Benzema put them out of sight.

Asensio’s superb, swerving early strike set the tone at the Bernabeu and Benzema added a second six minutes before half-time to leave a dispirited Barca staring at a heavy defeat.

Ernesto Valverde’s side improved in the second period, with both Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez seeing efforts hit the woodwork, but Real were by then in cruise control.

Madrid pair Gareth Bale and Isco, star of the show at Camp Nou three days ago, were left on the bench, while Barca were without injured captain Andres Iniesta and his absence clearly told.

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