17 Jan 2022 | 03:54 | Football
Early this morning (January 17), on the neutral field of King Fahd International in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Real Madrid excellently defeated Athletic Bilbao 2-0 in the final of the 2021 Spanish Super Cup to win the first title. first in 2022.
Notably, according to OptaJose’s statistics, for the first time in 64 years, Real won Bilbao in a final after losing all of the Basque opponents in 5 matches to decide the titles (all finals of the House Cup). King) in 1903, 1916, 1933, 1943, 1958.
Meanwhile, coach Carlo Ancelotti has just won his 5th title when leading Real Madrid and won the Spanish Super Cup for the first time. He became the first Italian coach in history to win this title. In addition, Ancelotti’s favorite students like Karim Benzema, Thibaut Courtois or Marcelo all registered in history after the final.
Benzema became the second player to score four consecutive matches in the Spanish Super Cup from 2010 to present (4 goals) after Lionel Messi’s achievement set in 2012 (8 goals in 5 games). Notably, “lazy cat” is the first player to score both matches in the same new version of the tournament.
Goalkeeper Courtois has saved two consecutive penalties for Real Madrid for the first time in all competitions for the first time, equal to the number of penalty saves he has faced in the previous 19 times.
As for Marcelo, the veteran Brazilian defender shares the position of the Real player who has won the most collective titles with Gento with 23 championships. Behind them are Sergio Ramos (22) and Benzema (20).
Immediately after Real won the Spanish Super Cup and defeated their generals in the semi-finals, Barcelona suddenly posted a congratulatory message to Ancelotti’s teachers and students on the official Twitter account: “Congrats to Real Madrid on the title of the Spanish Super Cup. Dental”. Two other clubs in La Liga, Real Betis and Cadiz, also congratulated the “White Vulture”.