Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid: Spanish Super Cup Live Score, Highlights, Recap
Supercopa de España, second leg, Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona 0-0 Atletico Madrid (full time)
(aggregate 1-1, Barcelona win on away goals)
Filipe Luis red card 81'
Barcelona: Victor Valdes, Dani Alves, Gerard Pique, Javier Mascherano, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Xavi, Cesc Fabregas (Andres Iniesta 73'), Alexis Sanchez (Pedro 65'), Neymar, Lionel Messi
Atletico Madrid: Thibaut Courtois, Miranda, Diego Godin, Luis Filipe, Juanfran, Gabi, Koke (Leo Baptistao 89'), Mario Suarez, Arda Turan (Adrian 72'), Diego Costa, David Villa (Cristian Rodriguez 84')
FULL TIME: 0-0
That's it. The match ends scoreless, meaning Barcelona win on away goals.
It's the first trophy of the Tata Martino era, but it wasn't necessarily a good performance.
Credit Atletico Madrid for playing well. Diego Simeone formulated a strong plan and Atleti executed it. But Victor Valdes kept Barcelona in it with some nice saves.
Valdes collects a long Atletico pass in his box. This one is over…
Atleti's Bapitstao fires wildly wide after Diego Costa heads down a long kick from Courtois.
Now the referee dismisses Arda Turan…
…who has been on the bench for the past 20 minutes or so.
Crazy, crazy game. We've had everything but goals.
Four minutes of stoppage time
Messi did send Courtois the wrong way, but he just hit the bar.
Moments ago, Leo Baptistao replaced Koke for Atletico.
Messi takes the penalty…
…and misses! He hits the bar!
MORE ON THE PENALTY DECISION
A nice passing move ends with Pedro in the Atletico box. It's a clumsy challenge by Miranda, but the decision seems a bit soft.
Barcelona win a penalty!
Moments ago Cristian Rodriguez replaced David Villa for Atletico…
Diego Costa, who has taken a more central role since the sending off, is booked for a foul.
Then he gets in the face of the ref! Yikes!
Off the ball clash between Filipe Luis and Alves on the run, need to see a better replay but didn't look like red.— AS English (@English_AS) August 28, 2013
Filipe Luis and Jordi Alba were tussling off the ball moments ago. Alba fell under contact, but was there an elbow?
Barcelona's Twitter account thinks so…
Min 80: Filipe Luís is shown a straight red for elbowing Dani Alves. Gabi is shown a yellow for protesting the decision. #FCBLive— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 28, 2013
Gabi has also been booked for dissent. Trying to figure out what happened.
After a long talk with his assistant, the referee has sent off Filipe!
77'—FCB 0-0 ATL
Xavi swins in a cross from the left. Courtois comes out and punches the ball away, starting a counter.
David Villa tries to punish Barca, but he's dispossessed.
75'—FCB 0-0 ATL
Courtois deftly handles a tricky ball in the Atletico box. The entire Atleti defense has been solid today.
Now Barcelona make a change. Andres Iniesta enters the match to heavy applause from the home support.
Atletico make their first change. Arda Turan heads off. Adrian enters.
70'—FCB 0-0 ATL
Messi wriggles free along the top of the box with excellent ball control. He passes to Dani Alves and looks for the return ball, but it's too far ahead of him.
Another attack breaks down…
First change of the match. Pedro replaces Alexis for Barcelona.
People giving Neymar and Messi a hard time must not realize Atleti (still) have the best defense in Spain. Praise, not criticism deserved.— Michael Cerna (@MichaelCernaRWO) August 28, 2013
Anyone else get the feeling that this might bé first season for 3 or 4 years when Messi and Ronaldo are not miles ahead of rest in Spain?— Sid Lowe (@sidlowe) August 28, 2013
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