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Thursday, 17 August 2017

Woeful Barca dismissed as Zinedine Zidane's unstoppable side win Super Cup


Real Madrid (5) 2 (Asensio 4', Benzema 38') - 0 (1) Barcelona 

Is there a team in world football who could beat this Real Madrid side? Zinedine Zidane developed his staggering record as a supervisor on Wednesday night as he won his second trophy of the 2017/18 season, before the Spanish group has even started. 

The suspended Cristiano Ronaldo wasn't required, nor even deserving of specify at last, as Real Madrid saw off their most despised opponents effectively, doing as such without a few key players in a match which will leave Ernesto Valverde alongside the Barcelona load up, players and fans, stressed over what they can practically plan to accomplish this season. 

Real Madrid are an outright creature under Zidane and rested Gareth Bale, Casemiro and Isco during the current second leg - the last was the best player on the pitch at the Nou Camp - and Barcelona had no solution to their snappy passing, high rhythm squeezing and smooth development. 

Their awful begin surely didn't offer assistance. Real Madrid started the principal half squeezing high and hard, demonstrating a want and vitality to win the ball - and keep it - that Barcelona just couldn't coordinate. Samuel Umtiti was constrained back towards his own particular objective from commence and any endeavors to play out from the back were shut down rapidly and with reason. 

Valverde's choice to forsake the typical Barcelona 4-3-3 was an endeavor to manage the mammoth Neymar formed gap that has been left on the left wing yet his choice to begin with a 5-3-2 was astounding. A confounded, anxious show in the principal half may have uncovered how little time they have spent chipping away at the framework amid a stuffed pre-season. It soon unwound. 

What's more, on the off chance that you supplant "soon" with 'promptly', you may improve feel for exactly how woefully ill-equipped Barcelona searched for this. Genuine, by differentiate, were humming from the principal shriek. 

Marco Asensio, Zidane's splendid new wonderkid, begun in midfield in Real Madrid's 4-3-3 - a takeoff from the typical 4-4-2 jewel that has yielded such achievement in late amusements, including the 3-1 win in the principal leg - and controlled the initial 45 minutes. 

With four minutes on the clock, the electric Asensio wound up in space 25 yards out from objective and propelled a relentless twisting, swerving, plunging shot over Marc-Andre ter Stegen. It collided with the objective, leaving the net and the Barcelona guard obviously shaken. 

Obviously, Lionel Messi was likely the main of Valverde's 11 men who looked in any capacity guaranteed under lock and key or prepared to do truly debilitating the Real back four, and he willingly volunteered enable the group to cut out circumstances, by doing everything without anyone else. 

Some blasting keeps running from profound almost opened the Real Madrid barrier on two or three events however frequently he ended up without help. Luis Suarez - another who additionally caused a touch of inconvenience in the last third - figured out how to pull the ball over the case in another risky circumstance yet he excessively found that each time Barcelona got into the last third, they either had no help or Real had dropped into a profound protective shape snappier than they could assault. 

Messi became unmistakably baffled as the half went on and Real Madrid went into samba football mode, pinging goes about with the guaranteed certainty of a group who, having effectively lifted one trophy this season with a noteworthy prevail upon Manchester United in the UEFA Super Cup, look amazing on ebb and flow frame. Luka Modric moved around the pitch, Karim Benzema turned up in space left empty by befuddled protectors and in the 38th moment in the long run this weight told. 

Barcelona neglected to go out from the back (as though they'd much consider clearing their lines), Busquets was gotten under lock and key and Benzema stole in behind Umtiti to control Marcelo's low cross, and from the subsequent flick, swiveled and controlled a low shot past ter Stegen. Barcelona's safeguards stood gazing like statues. Amusement over. 

There was little change in the second half with Real sitting somewhat more profound and permitting their guests a greater amount of the ball. There was a short start as Messi dashed onto a padded go from Suarez, spilled into the crate and got himself one-on-one with Keylor Navas yet even he couldn't complete the shot, striking the ball high and onto the crossbar. 

Afterward, a confident Sergi Roberto shot was palmed away by Navas. Suarez had space, made a plunge at the back post to head into an open objective... furthermore, hit the outside of the post. As though it wasn't at that point self-evident, the sound of the ball striking the woodwork was affirmation that his was not Barca's night.

Zidane has worked marvels at Real Madrid and however football has dependably been patterned and incredible groups pinnacle and decay, it's imperative to recollect that a season is quite a while Barcelona still have a portion of the best players on the planet on their program. There is a developing doubt that Barcelona - may be - toward the finish of their grand, all-vanquishing time. 

Real Madrid played this diversion with the craving, vitality and want of an awesome side. They've won two Champions League competitions in succession, two trophies this season as of now and will be tremendous top choices to lift yet another La Liga title. On this frame, Barca could battle to complete second. Diligent work on the preparation ground and some exchange advertise enchantment is frantically required. 

At the last shriek, Valverde cut a crushed look. His course of action had disentangled in the opening minutes and his substitutions attempted to have any effect whatsoever. The essential Andres Iniesta was lost through damage, there was no shape or adjust to the players on the pitch and even the colossal Messi attempted to genuinely impact either leg of this Super Cup tie. 

Barcelona are - for the occasion - a team without character. Real Madrid is clear: they play excellent football - and they win.

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-telegraph.co.uk

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