Real Madrid defeated Sevilla FC 2-0 in the UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday afternoon at the Cardiff City Stadium. Real being the UEFA Champions League title holder won the European Super Cup against Sevilla, the UEFA Europa League title holder, for the second time ever.
It was reported that the star for Real was Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo. Despite having top strikers like Gareth Bale from Wales and newcomer Colombian striker James Rodriguez, who was the leading scorer of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Real got their victory from good old CR7.
The Portuguese striker Ronaldo who was completely out of sync during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil with the Portuguese national team and the Guinness International Champions Cup in the US tour with Real, scored his two goals in the 30th and 49th minute of the game. Ronaldo, after receiving skepticism from the media that he might be in a slope, has proven that he is part of the Real Madrid attack at the UEFA Super Cup match against Sevilla.
As for Sevilla FC, the Spaniard club has won a title of the European Super Cup in the recent past. The only time that Sevilla won this silverware was in 2006 in which Sevilla defeated another Spaniard giant Barcelona FC. This time around against another Spaniard giant like Real, it was a different story.
The European Super Cup trophy is the first silverware for the Real squad this season. They have the possibility to win five more which include this season’s UEFA Champions League, La Ligua title, La Copa del Rey, the FIFA Club World Cup trophy, and the Spanish Super Cup. So far, one down and five more to go!
Real Madrid will open their Spaniard domestic league, La Ligua, season on August 25, on a Monday, against newly ascended club team Cordoba. With a 300 million euros attacking squad, Real should be just fine against a team that has just entered the league with the big boys of Spain.