Barcelona defeats Real Madrid to win Super Cup trophy

Barcelona defeated Real Madrid 3-1 on Sunday, January 15, in Saudi Arabia to win the Spanish Super Cup.

Barcelona was dominant in every aspect of the game and took advantage of three mistakes by Real Madrid to score. Goals from Gavi, Robert Lewandowski, and Pedri were enough to end the club’s trophy drought and also earned Xavi Hernandez his first trophy as a coach.

The La Liga table toppers took the lead when 18-year-old Gavi fired in from Robert Lewandowski’s pass. Lewandowski struck just before halftime when he finished from Gavi’s pass.

Barcelona defeats Real Madrid to win Super Cup trophy

Gavi got another assist in the second half as he set up Pedri, before Karim Benzema struck a late consolation.

The game would have finished with a bigger margin if goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois had not secured some smart saves.

Barcelona defeats Real Madrid to win Super Cup trophy

Since being defeated 3-1 by Real Madrid in October 2022, Barcelona has gone from strength to strength and have secured the number one spot on the La Liga table. This victory also extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to nine games.