🏆CHAMPIONS: Real Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao to win 12th Spanish Super Cup

🏆CHAMPIONS: Real Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao to win 12th Spanish Super Cup

Real Madrid won the Spanish Super Cup after beating Athletic Club 2-0 at the Rey Fahd International Stadium on Sunday night. 

Luka Modric gave Carlo Ancelotti's men the lead just before the break before Karim Benzema netted from the spot early in the second half to seal the victory. 

Real were the better team from the first whistle, even though Bilbao kept them at bay for almost the entirety of the opening half. 

Modric though ensured they led at half-time after great link-up play between with Rodrygo gave the former a clear sight of goal on the edge of the box.

The Croatian did not disappoint and beat the keeper on the right side of the goal for a 1-0 lead going into the break. 

Oihan Sancet then wasted a golden opportunity from inside the six-yard box, firing his effort a few inches over the crossbar.

Five minutes into the second half and Real got the chance to extend their lead from the spot after Yeray Alvarez appeared to handle the ball in the box, with the ref awarding a penalty after a VAR review.

Despite Unai Simon getting a hand on the penalty from Benzema, he couldn't stop it from flying inside the left post. 

Real were however reduced to 10 men in the 88th minute after Eder Militao was shown a straight red card for handball with Bilbao given a penalty. 

Raul Garcia though missed from the spot as Real Madrid emerged victorius. 

This was Real Madrid's 12th Super Cup crown, moving them one behind archrivals, Barcelona, who have 13 to their name. 

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