Real Madrid celebrate Spanish Super Cup win after Barcelona’s abject surrender

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Real Madrid won the Spanish Super Cup on Wednesday after a 5-1 aggregate win over bitter rivals FC Barcelona over two legs. (AFP)

Real Madrid won the Spanish Super Cup on Wednesday after a 5-1 aggregate win over bitter rivals FC Barcelona over two legs. (AFP)

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Marco Asensio (R) scored a stunning goal from long range to give Real Madrid a 1-0 lead on the night at Santiago Bernabeu, and 4-1 on aggregate, early in the game. (REUTERS)

Marco Asensio (R) scored a stunning goal from long range to give Real Madrid a 1-0 lead on the night at Santiago Bernabeu, and 4-1 on aggregate, early in the game. (REUTERS)

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Karim Benzema then finished from close range to double Real’s lead in the first half. (REUTERS)

Karim Benzema then finished from close range to double Real’s lead in the first half. (REUTERS)

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Barcelona looked out of sorts for most of the game, failing to keep up with Real’s intensity. (AFP)

Barcelona looked out of sorts for most of the game, failing to keep up with Real’s intensity. (AFP)

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Lionel Messi (R) too cut a sorry figure as the Catalans struggled to break the European champions’ defence. (REUTERS)

Lionel Messi (R) too cut a sorry figure as the Catalans struggled to break the European champions’ defence. (REUTERS)

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Messi was later seen clashing with Real skipper Sergio Ramos (L) after the latter proceeded to offer the ball to the Argentine forward before throwing it away. (AFP)

Messi was later seen clashing with Real skipper Sergio Ramos (L) after the latter proceeded to offer the ball to the Argentine forward before throwing it away. (AFP)

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This is Zinedine Zidane’s seventh trophy with Real Madrid since taking over the managerial reins midway through the 2015/16 season. (AFP)

This is Zinedine Zidane’s seventh trophy with Real Madrid since taking over the managerial reins midway through the 2015/16 season. (AFP)

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This was also Real Madrid’s second trophy of the season, having defeated Manchester United in the UEFA Super Cup. (AFP)

This was also Real Madrid’s second trophy of the season, having defeated Manchester United in the UEFA Super Cup. (AFP)

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Cristiano Ronaldo (L), suspended from the game, came into the field to join the celebrations. (AP)

Cristiano Ronaldo (L), suspended from the game, came into the field to join the celebrations. (AP)

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Los Blancos will now start their La Liga campaign away at Deportivo on Sunday night. (AFP)

Los Blancos will now start their La Liga campaign away at Deportivo on Sunday night. (AFP)

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