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Real Madrid win Supercopa de Espana: Goals from Modric and Benzema help 10 men Real Madrid beat Athletic Club to win their 12th Spanish Super Cup trophy

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Real Madrid beat Athletic Club- Real Madrid win Supercopa de Espana: Real Madrid win the Supercopa de Espana after beating Athletic Bilbao 2-0. Modric gave them the lead in the first half with a brilliant first-time curling effort into the top corner. Benzema then wrapped things up after VAR awarded a penalty for handball against Yeray, and the Frenchman fired it home. Athletic pushed, but without testing Courtois, but they got a chance late on. Real Madrid beat Athletic Club in the Final. Follow InsideSport.IN for the latest news.

Real Madrid win Supercopa de Espana: Goals from Modric and Benzema help 10 men Real Madrid beat Athletic Club to win their 12th Spanish Super Cup trophy

Real Madrid beat Athletic Club-VAR awarded a penalty for handball against Militao, with the Brazilian being shown a straight red card, but Courtois made an important save to deny Raul Garcia. Madrid win their 12th Supercopa title and their first piece of silverware since Ancelotti returned to the club. They’re in Copa del Rey action next as they travel to Elche for their last 16 tie. Athletic couldn’t defend their title, finishing as runners-up for the third time. They also have the Copa del Rey next up as they host Barca.

Real Madrid beat Athletic Club: Real Madrid win their 12th Spanish Super Cup trophy

Real Madrid had a player sent off and Thibaut Courtois saved a late penalty as they beat Athletic Club 2-0 to win the Supercopa de España for the 12th time at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh.

Scorers: Modrić 38′, Benzema PEN 52′; Courtois (Penalty Save), Militao (Red Card)

Carlo Ancelotti’s side struggled to break down their opponents in the first 30 minutes and were nearly caught cold by a swift counter-attack from Marcelino’s men. Iñaki Williams saw his shot blocked by what appeared to be David Alaba’s arm in the box but the referee did not deem the incident to be worthy of a penalty.

Real Madrid win Supercopa de Espana: Goals from Modric and Benzema help 10 men Real Madrid beat Athletic Club to win their 12th Spanish Super Cup trophy
Real Madrid win Supercopa de Espana: Goals from Modric and Benzema help 10 men Real Madrid beat Athletic Club to win their 12th Spanish Super Cup trophy

Karim Benzema came close with a right-footed curler which deflected just wide of Unai Simón’s post before Luka Modrić made the breakthrough in the 38th minute. Rodrygo ran at the Athletic defence before teeing up the Croatian at the edge of the box, who passed the ball into the corner with a sublime effort.

Real Madrid beat Athletic Club-Oihan Sancet came close to equalising just before half-time when he wriggled away from a few Real defenders before his shot glanced the top of the crossbar. But Los Blancos opened up a two-goal cushion right at the start of the second half to take the game away from Athletic Club.

Real Madrid win Supercopa de Espana: Goals from Modric and Benzema help 10 men Real Madrid beat Athletic Club to win their 12th Spanish Super Cup trophy
Real Madrid win Supercopa de Espana: Goals from Modric and Benzema help 10 men Real Madrid beat Athletic Club to win their 12th Spanish Super Cup trophy

Real Madrid win Supercopa de Espana: Real Madrid beat Athletic Club

Yeray Álvarez handled in the box from Benzema’s shot and the Frenchman stepped up to tuck the spot-kick into the corner for his 25th goal of the season. Just as it looked as if Real were easing their way to the trophy Éder Militão was then sent off for handling a goal-bound header from Raúl García underneath the crossbar giving Athletic Club a chance to get back into the game.

García dusted himself off to take the penalty but Thibaut Courtois pulled off a stunning save with his feet to keep Real’s two-goal cushion in tact. The ten-men hung on to pick up their first trophy of the campaign as Real Madrid enjoyed their mid-season trip to Saudi Arabia.

Real Madrid win Supercopa de Espana: Goals from Modric and Benzema help 10 men Real Madrid beat Athletic Club to win their 12th Spanish Super Cup trophy

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