Real Madrid won the Spanish Super Cup

BReal Madrid won the first title of the 2022 Super Cup in the desert. The Royals beat defending champions Athletic Bilbao 2-0 (1-0) in the final on Sunday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Croatia’s superstar Luka Modric (38th) and goalkeeper Karim Benzema scored from the penalty spot (52nd) for the team, led by former world champion Tony Cruz. Bilbao missed a handful of Raul Garcia’s penalty just before the end (89 ‘) following a red card (87’) for Real’s Eder Milito.

For Carlo Ancelotti it was his first title with Real after returning to the training bench of the Matrilinians in the summer. The Italian was the Real coach between 2013 and 2015, winning the 2014 Champions League in action. Ancelotti is currently at the top of the table with the record champions in La Liga. In addition, the Madrilinians are still represented in the Champions League and National Cup.

After a gap of one year, the Spanish Super Cup was held again in Saudi Arabia. Real beat arch-rivals FC Barcelona in the semi-finals. Bilbao beat Atletico Madrid.

The Seville Derby was over after the abandonment

Betis Sevilla won the Spanish Cup match against city rivals FC Sevilla, which was canceled on Saturday evening due to fan unrest. The game continued in front of the empty stands on Sunday afternoon, with Bedis winning 2-1 (1-1) in the 73rd minute with a goal from Sergio Canales to advance to the quarter-finals.

The Copa del Rey round 16 duel was stopped in the 39th minute on Saturday evening when the score was 1-1 after a flagpole thrown from the stand hit the head of visiting professional John Jordan. The incident caused great outrage in Spain: “A fool destroys the derby” was the headline of a page in the special newspaper “Marca” on Sunday.

Betis Sevilla players celebrate victory against city rivals.

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But the man who caused the problem on Saturday was not the only previously unidentified fan. As Jordan went down, some Betis supporters chanted for several minutes as he and the visiting crowd. Although the Betis players condemned the incident, they tried to put it forward. They accused Sevilla FC coach Julen Lopetegui of calling Jordan a “dizziness”. The 27-year-old Jordan hit his head on the ground for a moment, but quickly got back up. “This is the dark side of our football,” commented trade magazine AS.

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