‘El Clasico’: Barcelona beat Real Madrid to win Supercopa
FC Barcelona won the Supercopa (Super Cup) by winning the ‘El Clasico’ against eternal rivals Real Madrid. FC Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez lifted his first trophy as manager.
FC Barcelona (Barsa) won Real Madrid 3-1 in the 2022-2023 season Supercopa final held at King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on the 16th (Korean time). This is his 14th Supercopa win. It widened the gap with Real Madrid’s 12 championships, which are second in history.
The Supercopa is a tournament in which the first and second places in La Liga and the first and second places in the Copa del Rey (King’s Cup) participate. FC Barcelona, second in La Liga last season, defeated Copa del Rey champion Real Betis to advance to the final. Real Madrid beat Valencia.
Barca’s young ace Pablo Gavi, who recorded ‘1 goal and 2 assists’, shone. In the 33rd minute of the first half, Roberto Lewandowski passed and Gaby scored the opening goal himself. In the 45th minute of the first half, Gaby and Lewandowski switched roles to score the second goal. In the 24th minute of the second half, Gabi received the ball from the left side of the box and passed it to Pedri, who rushed from the other side. After receiving the pass, Pedri shook the opponent’s net with a left-footed shot.
Real Madrid had to settle for a comeback goal. Striker Karim Benzema scored a goal in extra time in the second half, but that was it.
It was the first win since the appointment of ‘Legend’ Xavi, who won a total of 25 trophies at FC Barcelona during his active career. Xavi won 4 UEFA Champions League titles, 8 La Liga titles, 3 Copa del Rey titles, 6 Supercopa titles, 2 UEFA Super Cup titles and 2 Club World Cup titles with FC Barcelona. Recorded. After retiring as an active player in May 2019, Xabi has been in charge of FC Barcelona since November 2021 through Qatar’s Al Sadd command tower.