UEFA Tremendous Cup, 2018: Actual Madrid 2-Four Atletico Madrid

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16 Aug 2018, 05:20 IST

Atletico Madrid beat Real to lift the UEFA Super Cup in Estonia
Atletico Madrid beat Actual to carry the UEFA Tremendous Cup in Estonia

Atletico Madrid lastly obtained their revenge on arch-rivals Actual Madrid in European competitions with a convincing 4-2 win over the defending champions within the UEFA Tremendous Cup conflict on the A. Le Coq Enviornment in Tallinn earlier tonight.

Atletico obtained off to a flying begin when Diego Costa conjured a surprising end from a really tight angle to present them the lead in slightly below 60 seconds from kick-off. Julen Lopetegui’s males grabbed the equalizer within the 27th minute when Karim Benzema leapt highest to search out the again of the web following an inviting supply into the world from Gareth Bale.

The Los Blancos had been handed an enormous favour within the 63rd minute when Juanfran dealt with the ball contained in the penalty space and Sergio Ramos, who stepped as much as take the ensuing penalty, making no mistake from 12 yards out to present them the lead. Nonetheless, the lead would solely final for about 16 minutes and after some inspiring work down the suitable flank from Juanfran, it was that man Costa once more who scored as soon as extra to drive the sport into extra-time.

Atletico mustered a quick-fire double within the first half of additional time, because of a surprising volley from Saul Niguez and a candy end from Koke, to place the sport past any doubt, serving to them carry their third UEFA Tremendous Cup trophy, having received it again in 2010 and 2012.

On that word, let’s take a more in-depth have a look at the main speaking factors from this thrilling conflict between the 2 Madrid giants:


#1 Lightning Costa strikes fast and twice

Look away, Chelsea fans!
Look away, Chelsea followers!

The Atletico Madrid hitman scored the quickest aim within the historical past of the UEFA Tremendous Cup when he opened the scoring after simply 49 seconds in opposition to Actual Madrid. The Spaniard chased a protracted ball thumped ahead by Diego Godin and managed to nod it previous Sergio Ramos earlier than taking it past Raphael Varane, who was a bit gradual to react.

The short motion offered Costa with the chance to have a one on one in opposition to Keylor Navas from a really tight angle on the suitable aspect of the field and the previous Chelsea talisman dispatched a thunderous end that whizzed previous Navas, who may do little or no to maintain the ball out of the web.

Nonetheless, Costa was not executed for the evening but and bagged a brace within the 79th minute to drive the sport into extra-time, when he completed from shut vary, whereas additionally contributing successfully to the objectives that led to Atletico’s triumph through the first half of extra-time.


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