Madrid win Super Cup, first under Ancelotti second era

Madrid Super Copa winners

Madrid Super Copa winners

Real Madrid on Sunday in Riyadh secured their first trophy of Carlo Ancelotti’s second era as head coach, beating Athletic Bilbao 2-0 in the Supercopa de Espana final.

Luka Modric and Karim Benzema scored as the LaLiga leaders proved far too strong for Athletic, who beat Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals on Thursday.

Madrid beat Barcelona 3-2 in the second semi-final.

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Benzema’s goal on Sunday was a second-half penalty and took him to 18 career goals against Athletic.

Ancelotti was a Champions League winner during his first stint with Madrid, and the experienced Italian will hope this success in Riyadh proves to be the first of many trophies second time around.

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