It was end to end stuff and totally expected. It was a very physical Supercup final and Barca came off victorious although it ended in a 0-0 draw. Atletico’s Felipe Luis got shown the red card with little over 12 minutes to go for elbowing Dani Alves off the ball and Pedro got brought down in a controversial penalty incident which Messi missed. Read more on the Supercup final
With an exceptional goal from ex Blaugrana David Villa to put Atletico Madrid in the lead, it needed Neymar to come on in the 67th minute to make the scores even. Javier Mascherano said after the game that it was very equal and he was so right.
Simeone’s men matched Martino’s for pressure and the tie will now be decided at the Nou Camp next week. More on the Supercup draw
The pre-season is over for the Catalan giants and the real deal begins this weekend. Although it’s a relatively easy game against Levante, Barca cannot afford any slip ups in the start to their new season.
After Sunday’s opener, the club face 15 days of tough games with the two legs of the Super Cup sandwiched between clashes against Malaga and Valencia. More on Barca’s start to the season
Cesc Fabregàs was celebrating his second trophy in 10 days as Barça showed Porto why they are European Champions with a 2 nil win over the Portuguese side in Monaco last night.