Mario Mandzukic Hands Atletico Spanish Super Cup Win Over Real Madrid C.F.

Victory was Atletico Madrid's first at home against Real Madrid in 15 years and continued Diego Simeone's amazing run of success since taking charge of the club just under three years ago.

updated: August 23, 2014 10:16 IST
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Atletico Madrid's midfielder Raul Garcia (R) holds the Super Cup trophy at the end of the Spanish Supercopa second-leg football match Atletico de Madrid vs Real Madrid CF at the Vicente Calderon Stadium in Madrid on August 22, 2014. Atletico de Madrid won 1-0.


Madrid: Atletico Madrid gained some measure of revenge for their Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid by beating their city rivals 1-0 at the Vicente Calderon on Friday to win the Spanish Super Cup 2-1 on aggregate.

The hosts made the best possible start as Mario Mandzukic volleyed home the winner from Antoine Griezmann's pass after just 90 seconds.

Real boss Carlo Ancelotti had named Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench due to the effects of a hamstring injury that had seen him withdrawn from the first leg.

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