Real Madrid – FC Barcelona (1-3): 5 lessons to be learned from this performance of Barça in the Spanish Super Cup

FC Barcelona made a strong impact in this Spanish Super Cup. The Catalan club offered a great victory against Real Madrid (3:1) to claim the title. A real show Blaugrana. Note the lessons to be learned from this success for Xavi’s men.

Karim Benzema

Real Madrid had a very complicated match. / Yaser Bakhsh/GettyImages

We expected a very balanced match between the two rivals. However, FC Barcelona dominated the debate. Playing in this Spanish Super Cup without the slightest pressure Blaugrana they were able to take shelter during the break. Indeed, they were able to score twice at the end of the first half thanks to Gavi and Robert Lewandowski.

Real Madrid never got back into the game. There was no reaction from Xavi’s men after the first two goals… And even worse, Barça managed to add a little more to the score in the second half thanks to Pedri. It goes without saying that Karim Benzema managed to reduce the difference in the last minutes. However, this does not change the result. A performance that certainly did not reassure the socios meringue ! They hope to see their team back to their best level very soon.


“Barcelona” won the Spanish Super Cup. / Yaser Bakhsh/GettyImages

He had to look forward to this trophy… Xavi was able to win titles with FC Barcelona as a player. But he has yet to do so as a coach since his arrival in November 2021. Therefore, it was necessary to wait for this Spanish Super Cup to change the situation.

FC Barcelona gave Real Madrid no chance (3-1). He took advantage of the opportunity to win the 14th Spanish Super Cup in his history. It is the most winning club in this competition. He leads his first chaser, who is none other than his evening rival, by two lengths.

Thibaut Courtois

Thibaut Courtois did everything possible to limit the breakdown. / Yaser Bakhsh/GettyImages

The absence of David Alaba certainly did not suit Carlo Ancelotti. The defense available for this Clasico was strong, especially with the hinge of Eder Militao and Antonio Rüdiger. However, the Madrid full-back was very worried… he was completely overwhelmed by the Catalan attack!

And again, Real Madrid was able to count on several parades by Thibaut Courtois, who managed to save the furniture… It must be said that the pressure of Real Madrid meringue he was having a hard time adjusting. He was completely out of order. We expect a reaction from the Madrid club in the next rounds!


Gavi opened the scoring in this Spanish Super Cup. / Yaser Bakhsh/GettyImages

FC Barcelona started the match very attractively. But in the 33rd minute of the game, he was able to take the lead in this Clasico. And it was Gavi who played the savior! 18-year-old talent is launched by Robert Lewandowski. He does not miss the duel with Thibaut Courtois.

He used the opportunity and entered the history of this competition. At 18 years and 163 days, the “Barca” midfielder became the youngest player to score a goal in the Spanish Super Cup. He also breaks the record held by his current coach: Xavi. He scored the last goal in the Spanish Super Cup at the age of 18 years and 203 days.

Gavi didn’t stop there as he later provided two assists (one to Robert Lewandowski and the other to Pedri). He is the grand master of this Barça coronation!


FC Barcelona was able to gain confidence before returning to La Liga. / GIUSEPPE CACACE/GettyImages

Both teams are fighting for the La Liga title. “Barcelona” is the leader, ahead of “Real Madrid” by 3 points. The Catalan club certainly gained a psychological advantage for the second half of the season. Indeed, after the defeat (3:1), the Madrid club took a big blow. He may struggle to get his head up in the coming La Liga days.

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