Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-1 in the Spanish Super Cup
Real Madrid has claimed the Supercup title of 2012 after a 2-1 victory over rival Barcelona in the second leg clash last Wednesday. Los Blancos had gained victory on away goals after getting a 4-4 aggregate score, but the defensive play from Vilanova's mean should have meant that the margin was a lot wider. Real Madrid were trailing behind with a 3-2 aggregate score, but appeared to have got their game face on as they held an early lead. The deadlock was broken in just ten minutes after Mascherano was caught out. Real Madrid had their advantage doubled as they played when, just 19 minutes in, Ronaldo slid the ball into the net giving them a 2-0 lead. They almost thought they'd scored a third when a header hit the back of the net a few minutes later, but the linesman flagged for offside. Despite having a key player sent off for fouling Ronaldo in the first half, Barcelona scored a goal just before the break. Messi scored on a free kick creating the 4-4 aggregate tie. Barcelona football tickets and R. Madrid tickets are available alongside La Liga match tickets in the LiveFootballTickets web store. After the break, Barcelona knew they had their work cut out for them and worked hard during the second half to wrestle control from Madrid who were playing on home turf. Madrid appeared to contently protect their advantage and dictate proceedings. With Khedira nearly scoring a third goal, Madrid looked rather threatening. Goal openings appeared late in the game, but nobody could take advantage. This led Madrid to hold onto their Supercup title in the latest season.