Real Madrid 2 Barcelona 0: Marco Asensio and Karim Benzema score fine goals in Super Cup win

Liam Corless
Real won the Spanish Super Cup 5-1 on aggregate: Getty

Marco Asensio and Karim Benzema scored brilliant first-half goals as Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-0 on the night to register a resounding 5-1 aggregate Supercopa win.

Zinedine Zidane's side, comfortable 3-1 first-leg winners on Sunday, put Cristiano Ronaldo's five-game ban behind them by out-playing their arch-rivals again as moments of magic from Asensio and Benzema put them out of sight.

Asensio's superb, swerving early strike set the tone at the Bernabeu and Benzema added a second six minutes before half-time to leave a dispirited Barca staring at a heavy defeat.

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What you need to know:

When is it?

The match kicks off at the Bernabeu on Wednesday 16 August at 10.00pm (BST).

How can I watch it?

The match will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football. Coverage starts at 9.55pm.

It’s a big game for?

Gareth Bale. The Welshman can expect to be brought back into the fray following Ronaldo’s five-match ban and now has the chance to prove his worth to manager Zinedine Zidane. In light of Isco’s sublime form in recent months, questions have been raised over Bale’s place in Real’s starting XI but this can be his big moment to shine in Ronaldo’s absence.

Gareth Bale has been linked with a move away from Real this summer (Getty)

Predicted teams

Real Madrid starting XI: Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Bale, Benzema, Isco.

Barcelona starting XI: Ter Stegen; Vidal, Pique, Umtiti, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, D. Suarez; Messi, L. Suarez, Deulofeu.

Last three meetings

Barcelona 1-3 Real Madrid, Super Cup, August 2017

Real Madrid 2-3 Barcelona, LaLiga, April 2017

Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid, LaLiga, December 2016

Real Madrid beat Barcelona 3-1 in the Super Cup first leg (Getty)

Odds

Real Madrid to win: 13/10

Draw 3/1

Barcelona to win: 13/8

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