Spain Super Cup match report FC Barcelona v Real Madrid 12 January 2021

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Real Madrid booked their spot in the Spanish Super Cup final after edging rivals Barcelona 3-2 in extra-time on Wednesday evening.

Real Madrid booked their spot in the Spanish Super Cup final after edging rivals Barcelona 3-2 in extra-time on Wednesday evening. Read more ➡️

Real Madrid booked their spot in the Spanish Super Cup final after edging rivals Barcelona 3-2 in extra-time on Wednesday evening.

Barca's new signing from Manchester City Ferran Torres was handed his debut, alongside recalls for Frenkie De Jong and Ronald Araujo while Madrid had just two changes, at the back as Nacho and Dani Carvajal were both recalled.Real Edge Barca In 5-Goal Thriller For Super Cup Final Spot Jan 12, 2022 - 11:39 pm By SL International Real Madrid advanced to the Supercopa de Espana final with a 3-2 win over arch-rvials FC Barcelona after extra-time on Wednesday evening.Ivory Coast Off To Winning Start, Gambia Make History Jan 12, 2022 - 11:05 pm By SL International Equatorial Guinea 0-1 Cote d'Ivoire Ivory Coast made a winning start in Group E after defeating Equatorial Guinea 1-0 at the Stade Omnisport de Douala.The year 2021 will feel particularly uncharacteristic for the Tshwane outfit.

The game got off to a bright start, with Carlo Ancelotti's charges getting the better chances on counter-attacks but not precise enough in the final third.However, Los Blancos' transitional attack finally yielded a goal in the 25th minute after Vinicius Junior held his composure from Karim Benzema's through ball and planted a strike into the top corner.Los Blancos looked for a flying start three minutes in when Karim Benzema curled wide from the edge of the six-yard area off a layoff from Marco Asensio.Xavi's troops were threatening to get back into the game, with Ousmane Dembele in particular causing problems and it was his cross that created the equaliser just before the half-time break, as Eder Militao's attempted clearance came off Luuk de Jong and went past goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.However, one was all it took for the 2015 champions to get the job done as Gradel rifled the ball into the top corner from edge of the box in the fifth minute.Here are some transfers that were already confirmed ahead of the January window! Xavi made a tactical change in the 65th minute, as Anssumane Fati returned from injury to replace Luuk De Jong while Ancelotti opted for fresh legs in attack in the same moment by bringing on Rodrygo in place on Marco Asensio.The Brazilian proved decisive five minutes from the half-hour mark when he took a pin-point pass from Benzema in his stride to go and beat Ter Stegen with a clever finish.Benzema eventually found the back of the net 18 minutes before time with a close-range strike from the rebound after shot-stopper Marc-Andre ter Stegen parried Vinicius Junior's shot into his path.“Playing against Maritzburg in the Nedbank Cup considering that they are our first game as well after the break, we are playing them on the 15 th of February in the league so it’s not gonna be an easy game,” Tembo said of his team’s fixture against the Team of Choice.

However, Fati snatched the equaliser for Blaugrana seven minutes before time with a close-range header at the back post after a cross by Jordi Alba, sending the game to extra-time.The Blaugrana still opted for a double change at the restart in Abde Ezzalzouli for Torres and Pedri for Frenkie De Jong, as Ousmane Dembele blazed a smart opportunity over minutes in.Tunisia were given a lifeline in the last 13 minutes after they were awarded a penalty from a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) review, following a handball by Djenepo but Khazri could not level matters as his spot-kick was saved by goalkeeper Bosso Mounkoro.Madrid remained a threat on counter-attacks early in extra-time and Federico Valverde eventually restored their lead eight minutes in with a composed finish in the box after a cut-back by Rodrygo.Barca were fired up and came close twice minutes thereafter but both Sergio Busquets and Dembele were denied by Courtois in a double-save.Though Madrid regained advantage inside the last 15 minutes after Benzema attacked a rebound in the area to turn home minutes after he curled a pass from Vinicius against the post.However, Xavi's men were struggling to carve out clear chances in the closing stages of extra-time, as Los Blancos they held on in the end to progress to the final against the winner between Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao.Mauritania 0-1 Gambia Debutants Gambia made their own history after clinching victory at their first attempt by edging Mauritania 1-0 in Group F at Limbe Stadium.Share.The match went into extra-time following a stalemate during regulation time, and Madrid reclaimed the lead on 98 minutes after Federico Valverde stabbed in a cutback from Rodrygo.Scroll through the gallery to see images of unexpected cup finals! Share.

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