Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid comfortably beat Sevilla in the final of the UEFA Super Cup 2014.
Real Madrid’s squad amounted to £526 million before the match with the most expensive transfers in the world being included in their starting eleven. With the likes of Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and James Rodriguez, there were huge expectations for the Spanish giants.
Portuguese star, Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring when Gareth Bale, the most expensive player produced a perfectly placed cross into Ronaldo’s path, where he calmly slotted it into the back of the net.
Ronaldo then doubled the lead with a low drilled shot into the corner of the net after a well weighted ball was played in by France International Karim Benzema which confirmed the Galatico’s victory.
Cristiano Ronaldo has dedicated his man of the match award to Sir Alex Ferguson and was seen hugging his former boss after the match.
Gareth Bale was also very delighted and honoured to win such a trophy in his home country as the match took place in the Cardiff City Stadium.
Gareth Bale after the game said “Winning the Super Cup is a dream come true.”
Final score: Real Madrid 2-0 Sevilla
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti:
“The team played very well, especially bearing in mind we didn’t have much time to prepare. The game worked out pretty well.
“I think we might be starting a very important cycle. We have a squad of extraordinary quality – I am fortunate to be able to coach an outstanding group of players.
“It’s hard to improve this team. We have an outstanding set of players, and it is important to use the squad to its full capacity. To be competitive in all competitions we need to rotate players.”
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo:
“I managed to score and that gave me confidence, and I am going to continue to work to improve my level.
“We realised it would be a complex game, but we played well and created opportunities. We played with intensity, and we were justified winners, which is why we are taking the cup back home.”
Real Madrid: Casillas, Carvajal,Pepe, Ramos, Coentrao (Marcelo 84), Kroos, Rodriguez (Isco 72), Modric (Illarramendi 86), Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo. Subs Not Used: Navas, Varane, Arbeloa,Di Maria.
Sevilla: Beto, Coke (Figueiras 84),Pareja, Fazio, Navarro, Vidal (Aspas 66), Krychowiak, Carrico, Vitolo, Suarez (Reyes 79), Bacca. Subs Not Used: Barbosa, Jairo, Iborra, Luismi.
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (England).