Atletico Madrid pummels Real Madrid to clinch UEFA Super Cup


Estonia,August 16 (TNS): In a thrilling Madrid derby Atletico Madrid thrashed Real Madrid in UEFA Super Cup Final on Thursday in a thrilling comeback in A. Le Coq Arena.

UEFA Super Cup is a fixture in which the winner of Champions League and Europa League take on each other, as Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid won the competitions respectively.

Atletico’s Diego Costa made a record as he scored the fastest goal in UEFA super cup final history as the clock struck to 49 secs.

Alteti looked dominant in the first 25 mins however Kerim Benzema’s clinical finish levelled things at the end of the first half.

Real’s veteran defender Sergio Ramos got them into the driving seat as Mdrid led 2-1 in the 67th minute.

But former Chelsea striker forward Diego Costa had other ideas as he dispatched another chance with sumptuous finish on the 70th minute. The game was forced into exta time at 2-2.

Diego Simeone’s side looked positive in the opening minutes of Extra time and Saul Niguez gave them a glorious goal as he rifled his shot into the top right corner from outside the box.

Atletico’s Midfielder Koke doubled the lead as they looked to secure a stunning victory over local rivals.

A Ronaldo-less Madrid looked out of sorts and criticism will build on them even further in the coming months of the season.