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Atletico Daze Real To Bag Historic 3rd UEFA Super Cup Title In 3rd Attempt

Atletico Daze Real To  Bag Historic 3rd UEFA Super Cup Title In 3rd Attempt

UEFA Europa League holders Atletico Madrid ended their miserable winless streak against reigning UEFA Champions League winners Real Madrid in Europe defeating their city rivals 4-2 in the 2018 UEFA Super Cup final at the Lilleküla Stadium in Tallinn, Estonia on Wednesday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

Atletico Madrid became the first club to make it three victories from three in this competition after defeating Inter Milan 2-0 in 2010 and Chelsea in 2012 and they are currently level with Anderlecht, Juventus and Valencia.

It was the 220th game between both teams.

Extra time goals from Koke Merodio and Saul Niguez handed Atletico Madrid their first win over Real Madrid in ten UEFA games.

Diego Costa fired Atletico Madrid into the lead after 51 seconds before Karim Benzema restored parity for Real Madrid heading in Gareth Bale cross in the 27th minute.

The Los Blancos took the lead three minutes after the hour mark through a penalty from Sergio Ramos after Juanfran had handled the ball the penalty area but Costa struck again.

The Spanish striker slammed in Angel Correa’s ball across the six-yard box in the 79th minute of the encounter to force the game into extra time which saw Real Madrid concede two goals from Koke and Saul in the first half of the extra time.

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