Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Real Madrid advanced to the final after defeating Atletico Madrid


Real Madrid qualified for the final of the Spanish Super Cup in soccer by winning the derby against arch-neighbors Atletico Madrid 5-3 after extra time (3-3 regular time) at the Al Awal Park Stadium in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. Capital, Riyadh.

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Defender Stefan Savic scored an own goal, then Brahim Diaz added a goal late in the second extra period. Real Madrid Spain beat rivals Atletico Madrid 5-3 in the semi-finals of the Spanish Super Cup in Riyadh on Wednesday.

Atletico opened the scoring in the sixth minute with Mario Hermoso's header, but Real equalized through Antonio Rudiger, before Ferland Mendy added a second goal before Antoine Griezmann equalized with a long shot in the 37th minute. commodity.

Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga made a big mistake trying to clear a through ball from teammate Rudiger and Atletico regained the lead in the 78th minute, but Dani Carvajal equalized and both teams went into two extra periods.

Just as the game looked headed for penalty kicks, five minutes before the end of normal time, the ball slipped into the net over defender Savic.

In the last attempt of the match, Diaz scored an empty net goal on a counterattack in a desperate attempt to equalize from a corner kick in the dying moments after goalkeeper Jan Oblak advanced into the Real penalty area.

Real will face the winner of Thursday's Barcelona-Osasuna match in the final in Riyadh on Sunday.

France 24/Reuters

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