Real Madrid Coach Zinedine Zidane builds up more record as manager on Wednesday night as he won his second trophy of the 2017/18 season
Despite the suspension of Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, the team played with high level of energy.
The Champions wiped out Barcelona easily, that should compensate for ronaldo’s absence and suspension.
Real Madrid started the force dominating the first half pressing high and hard, showing a desire and energy to win the ball and keep it
Barcelona Coach Valverde’s had a new 5-3-2 formation to start with, Meanwhile the confused, nervous display in the first half may have revealed how little time they have spent working on the system during a packed pre-season.
Real Madrid’s controlled the first 45 minutes, the boss likewise switching to a 4-3-3 from the usual 4-4-2 diamond that has yielded such success in recent games, including the 3-1 win in the first leg.
Zidane’s Plans must have seen ronaldo’s dismissal coming, the team played well even without him.
With four minutes on the clock, the electric Asensio found himself in space 25 yards out from goal and launched an unstoppable bending, swerving, dipping shot over Marc-Andre ter Stegen. It crashed into the goal, leaving the net and the Barcelona defence visibly shaken.
Barcelona Star Lionel Messi was the only man filing possession and genuinely threatening the Real back, and he took it upon himself to help the team carve out opportunities, Messi made clear chances but unlucky for him not to have support from his other team mate.
Luiz suarez made little imoact trying o force his way through Real Mdrid’s back line, the rivals backline was more than what they imagined.
Luka Modric controlling the ball and making passes out of it, Karim Benzema the man who decided the victory for the real side, as there was an error from Barcelona’s back, Benzema stole in behind Umtiti to control Marcelo’s low cross, and from the resulting flick, swiveled and powered a low shot past ter Stegen. Barcelona’s defenders had nothing to do.
Real Madrid players showed passion, hunger, energy and desire to win. They’ve won two Champions League tournaments in a row, two trophies this season already and will be huge favourites to lift yet another La Liga title.
Frustrated Messi could not help the matter as they left defeated