Spanish Supercopa • Semifinal
  • 2nd Half
  • Real Madrid
  • Athletic Club
  • Simón
    88'
  • BenzemaDíaz
    88'
  • Dani Garcia
    84'
  • Kroos
    83'
  • GarcíaVillalibre
    79'
  • BalenziagaMorcillo
    79'
  • Benzema
    73'
  • MuniainBerenguer
    71'
  • Ander CapaLekue
    68'
  • VencedorVesga
    68'
  • ModricValverde
    67'
  • HazardVinícius Júnior
    67'
  • Ander Capa
    56'
  • 1/2 Time
  • Real Madrid
  • Athletic Club
  • VaraneNacho
    45'
  • 1st Half
  • Real Madrid
  • Athletic Club
  • García (P)
    38'
  • Vázquez
    37'
  • García
    18'
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Real Madrid - Athletic Club

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90+6'

FULL TIME: Real Madrid 1-2 Athletic Club

Athletic Club will take on Barcelona in Sunday's Spanish Supercopa final!

90+5' 

Is there one last Real Madrid opportunity left in this match? Time is running out for them now. They are piling players forward. Ramos is playing as a full time centre forward.

90+4' 

What a tackle! Williams look set to finish this game off for Athletic Club. He was through, but Casemiro got back to make a last gasp sliding tackle on the forward to prevent the goal.

90+3' 
90+2'

There will be SIX minutes of stoppage time played at the end of the match.

  • Unai Simón
    Yellow cardUnai SimónAthletic ClubSimon becomes the latest player to be shown a yellow card. Time wasting.
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Simon becomes the latest player to be shown a yellow card. Time wasting.

  • Mariano Díaz
    OffKarim BenzemaReal MadridMariano comes on. He replaces... BENZEMA?! What?
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  • Mariano Díaz
    OnMariano DíazReal Madrid
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Mariano comes on. He replaces... BENZEMA?! What?

89' 

Ramos wide! The Real Madrid captain is playing as an emergency centre forward. He was up from the back, got on the end of a delivery into the box, but heads wide of the target!

  • Dani Garcia
    Yellow cardDani GarciaAthletic ClubGarcia has also been booked by the referee, but it's not quite clear what for.
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88'

Garcia has also been booked by the referee, but it's not quite clear what for.

87' 
  • Toni Kroos
    Yellow cardToni KroosReal MadridKroos is booked for a late tackle on Garcia. He was stretching.
    TodayOn target1Blocked Shots1Yellow Cards1Fouls1
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Kroos is booked for a late tackle on Garcia. He was stretching.

85' 

Time is running out for Real Madrid to find an equaliser to send this semi final to extra time, just as last night's semi final did, but it is an open game. There will be opportunities.

84'

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO... NO! Benzema lashes hom a finish, but there's no doubt about this one. He was well offside and that goal will be chalked off by the officials.

83' 
81'

He was clean through! That could have been the goal to settle Athletic Club's nerves! Villalibre was through, but Courtois made the save to keep him out and keep Real Madrid in the game.

  • Asier Villalibre
    OffRaúl GarcíaAthletic ClubAnd here comes Villalibre for the Basque side as well.
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  • Asier Villalibre
    OnAsier VillalibreAthletic Club
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And here comes Villalibre for the Basque side as well.

  • Jon Morcillo
    OffMikel BalenziagaAthletic ClubAnother change from Marcelino as he tries to give his team some fresh energy.
  • Jon Morcillo
    OnJon MorcilloAthletic Club
79'

Another change from Marcelino as he tries to give his team some fresh energy.

78' 
77' 

Well, Real Madrid have given themselves a late lifeline in this match. They still have enough time to complete the turnaround. We are set for a grandstand finale in Malaga!

  • Karim Benzema
    GoalKarim BenzemaReal MadridGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Real Madrid 1 (73 mins - Karim Benzema) Athletic Club 2. The goal stands after a very lengthy VAR check and Real Madrid have a way back into this match! Casemiro headed a cross back into the middle for Benzema. The Frenchman swept home and the replays show he was onside!
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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Real Madrid 1 (73 mins - Karim Benzema) Athletic Club 2. The goal stands after a very lengthy VAR check and Real Madrid have a way back into this match! Casemiro headed a cross back into the middle for Benzema. The Frenchman swept home and the replays show he was onside!

75' 

VAR still checking...

74'

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOO... NO! Benzema has the ball in the back of the net, but the flag is up for offside! However, the replays show the Frenchman might well have been onside. Let's see!

  • Álex Berenguer
    OffIker MuniainAthletic ClubBerenguer is Athletic Club's third change of the evening. Less than 20 minutes to play.
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  • Álex Berenguer
    OnÁlex BerenguerAthletic Club
73'

Berenguer is Athletic Club's third change of the evening. Less than 20 minutes to play.

72' 

That was a pretty poor performance from Hazard on the whole. He started the game quite brightly, but then faded pretty quickly. The Belgian still isn't his old self. Work still to do.

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69'

Off the bar! Can you believe it? Asensio has struck the woodwork for a THIRD time! This time the Real Madrid man sends a left-footed strike towards goal, but Simon is saved by his crossbar!

  • Iñigo Lekue
    OffAnder CapaAthletic Club... and Lekue is also on off the bench for the Basque side.
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  • Iñigo Lekue
    OnIñigo LekueAthletic Club
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... and Lekue is also on off the bench for the Basque side.

  • Mikel Vesga
    OffUnai VencedorAthletic ClubTime for Athletic Club to make a couple changes of their own. Vesga is on...
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  • Mikel Vesga
    OnMikel VesgaAthletic Club
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Time for Athletic Club to make a couple changes of their own. Vesga is on...

  • Federico Valverde
    OffLuka ModricReal MadridA second change for Real Madrid and Valverde comes on for the final 25 minutes.
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  • Federico Valverde
    OnFederico ValverdeReal Madrid
66'

A second change for Real Madrid and Valverde comes on for the final 25 minutes.

  • Vinícius Júnior
    OffEden HazardReal MadridA change by Zidane and Vinicius comes on for Hazard
    TodayOn target1Blocked Shots2Fouls1Fouls against1
  • Vinícius Júnior
    OnVinícius JúniorReal Madrid
65'

A change by Zidane and Vinicius comes on for Hazard

64'

Asensio smacks one off the post! Real Madrid are getting closer and closer! This time Asensio smashes a strike off the woodwork having previously clipped the woodwork with an effort.

63' 

Militao has seemingly lost the trust of Zidane in recent weeks and months, with Nacho jumping above the Brazilian defender in the pecking order. Indeed, it’s Nacho who is now third choice at centre back.

62' 

I mentioned earlier that Jovic had left Real Madrid on loan today. Well, another player who could reportedly be on his way out of the Santiago Bernabeu is Militao who has been linked with Tottenham.

61' 

Real Madrid need a moment of individual brilliance from someone to get back into this match and it feels like Asensio might be the player to deliver that moment for them.

60' 

Asensio has found a rich vein of form recently. However, Zidane made the strange decision to take him off in the second half of the game against Osasuna when Real Madrid needed him. It backfired.

58'

Asensio clips the woodwork! Inches away from being a Real Madrid goal! Asensio directed a swerving shot towards the target from 20 yards out, but his effort skims the top of the bar!

  • Ander Capa
    Yellow cardAnder CapaAthletic ClubCapa becomes the second player to enter the referee's book.
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57'

Capa becomes the second player to enter the referee's book.

56' 

That was a lovely passing move from Athletic Club. They are playing some nice stuff this evening. Real Madrid have seen more of the ball, but the Basque side are doing more with it.

55'

Should have been a third! What a chance for Athletic Club to effectively kill this game! De Marcos did brilliantly down the right side, but Muniain could only head wide of the near post! So close!

54' 

While Jovic was offering Real Madrid very little, his departure until the end of the season heaps more pressure on Benzema to perform. What happens if the French forward doesn’t perform or us unavailable?

53' 

This game is being played on the same day that Jovic finally left Real Madrid. The Serbian has struggled to make much of an impression in the Spanish capital and has re-joined Eintracht Frankfurt on loan.

52' 

PICTURE: Garcia scored the second from the spot

Il rigore di Raul Garcia, Real Madrid-Athletic
51' 

Real Madrid have taken a grip of things in the early stages of this second half, but they did the same in the first half and struggled to create many genuine scoring opportunities.

49' 

As already mentioned, Real Madrid have looked quite weary in their last few games. They have drawn two of their last three fixtures and were held to a goalless draw away to Osasuna last time out.

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47' 

Ramos looked to pick up something of a knock or strain in the warm up and so it's not so surprising to see Nacho on for the second half. But for Varane? What's that all about?

  • Nacho
    OffRaphaël VaraneReal MadridA change made by Zidane at the break and Nacho is on... for Varane!
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  • Nacho
    OnNachoReal Madrid
46'

A change made by Zidane at the break and Nacho is on... for Varane!

  • 2nd Half
45'

The second half is under way! Athletic Club have a 2-0 lead over Real Madrid in this Spanish Supercopa semi final!

  • End of 1st Half
45'

HALF TIME: Real Madrid 0-2 Athletic Club. Garcia's brace is the difference between the two teams at the break. Marcelino's men are just 45 minutes away from the Spanish Supercopa final.

44' 

Real Madrid are enjoying a decent period towards the end of the first half, but Athletic Club appear in control of the situation. They are holding the Spanish champions at arm's length.

43' 
42' 

Varane needed to make that block! Balenziaga was very nearly in for a third Athletic Club goal, but Varane came across to make the block. The Frenchman was required.

41' 

Zidane has a lot of work to do at half time. Real Madrid's approach just hasn't worked against an Athletic Club team that has been much more ruthless in the attacking third.

40' 
39' 

Well, it's a long way back for Real Madrid from here. Athletic Club have taken their opportunities when they have come their way. Garcia has a brace. He's on a hat trick!

  • Raúl García
    Goal by penaltyRaúl GarcíaAthletic ClubGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Real Madrid 0 Athletic Club 2 (38 mins - Raul Garcia pen). The Basque side have doubled their advantage and it's Garcia who finds the back of the net for a second time! The former Atletico Madrid forward finds the top corner of the net with Courtois diving the wrong way!
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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Real Madrid 0 Athletic Club 2 (38 mins - Raul Garcia pen). The Basque side have doubled their advantage and it's Garcia who finds the back of the net for a second time! The former Atletico Madrid forward finds the top corner of the net with Courtois diving the wrong way!

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PENALTY KICK TO ATHLETIC CLUB! Vazquez knocks over Muniain and the referee points to the spot!

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Vazquez has been in exceptional form of late. He is a very important squad member for Zidane. The French manager has always managed to get the best from the Spanish winger over the years. Gave the ball away for the goal here, though.

33' 

One player who seems likely to leave Real Madrid at the end of the season is Vazquez. The winger will also be out of contract then and has already rejected one offer of an extension.

32' 

Chance for Asensio! Vazquez's cross to the near post was a good one, but Asensio couldn't quite prod his finish on target. The ball flashes across the face of the Athletic goal.

31' 

PICTURE: Garcia scored the opener

Raúl García celebra su gol en el Real Madrid-Athletic
30' 

That was a waste! Mendy played a wonderful pass in behind for Hazard, but the Belgian couldn't find a player in white in the middle with his cut back. He should have done much more with that.

29' 

Courtois makes the save! Muniain gets the shot away on goal, but the Real Madrid goalkeeper was behind it all the way and prevents it from finding the back of his net.

28' 

Shoots wide! The space opened up for Garcia 20 yards out from goal, his shot was a powerful one, but was never likely to trouble Courtois. The ball flashes comfortably wide.

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26' 

Ramos is another key figure out of contract at the end of the 2020/21 season, but there is a lot more doubt around whether the veteran defender will put pen to paper on a new Real Madrid deal.

25' 

Modric has been in excellent form for Los Blancos recently. The Croatian is out of contract at the end of the season, but is widely believed to be close to signing a new deal to stay at the club.

24' 

He was sent off last time out against Real Madrid!

23' 

How will Real Madrid respond to losing that goal? They were just starting to create some opportunities of their own as Athletic Club took the lead. Still plenty of time left, though.

21' 

While Real Madrid were very slack at the back there, the way Athletic Club made the most of the opportunity was impressive. It wasn't just the finish, but the pass through as well!

20'

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Real Madrid 0 Athletic Club 1 (19 mins - Raul Garcia). Athletic Club have taken the lead and it's Garcia with the goal! The former Atletico Madrid man made the most of some loose play at the back by Real Madrid to slid a low finish underneath Courtois! That all came from a mistake by the Spanish champions!

19' 

Header on target! Ramos is up from the back and gets on the end of a Kroos freekick delivery into the box, but his header is straight at Simon. The goalkeeper makes a simple save.

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17' 

Real Madrid come into this match in good form. They have not been beaten in their last nine games and have thrust themselves back into the title race at the top of La Liga. It’s been a real turnaround.

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Of course, last night saw Barcelona make it through to Sunday’s final with a penalty shootout victory over Real Sociedad in their semi final. Will we get a Clasico clash in the competition’s final?

14' 

PICTURE: No early breakthrough

Athletic Bilbao's Ander Capa (L) vies with Real Madrid's Karim Benzema
13' 

That was a lovely pass from Casemiro that created that scoring opportunity for Hazard. The Brazilian is so much more than a defensive midfielder. Casemiro has a lot of qualities.

12' 

There is a sense that Real Madrid are starting to turn the screw on Athletic Club here. They are starting to create more in the attacking third of the pitch. Hazard had a shot blocked.

11' 

Simon scrambles it away! Hazard creates space for the shot 20 yards out, the Belgian gets the effort away, but the Athletic Club goalkeeper makes the save to deny him. First chance.

10' 

That's a crunching tackle from Ramos on Garcia. Just letting the former Atletico Madrid man know he's in a game. The Real Madrid captain looks to be fine after the scare in the warm up.

8' 

Athletic Club are doing a good job of pressing high on Real Madrid in these early stages. Yes, they are sitting back, but the pressing triggers are very clear. That's Marcelino's work.

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6' 

The pattern of this match has already been established. Real Madrid are seeing plenty of the early possession and it's Athletic Club who are looking to do damage on the break.

5' 

Mendy wins a corner down the left side, giving Kroos the chance to swing a delivery into the box. The first one is cleared at the near post and the second one is played to Modric. Simon collects his cross.

4' 

Real Madrid were given a late scare in the warm up as Ramos pulled up with some sort of problem. Nacho was getting ready, but the veteran defender starts the match. Of course he does.

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So what sort of match will we witness this evening and which of these two teams will secure their place in Sunday's Spanish Super Cup final against Barcelona? Potentially 120 minutes ahead of us!

  • 1st Half
1'

The match is under way! It's Real Madrid against Athletic Club in this Spanish Supercopa semi final!

19:59 

Okay, here we go. We are about to get under way in Malaga. Kick off is just moments away.

19:58 
19:57 

The players are in the tunnel about to walk out on to the pitch. Of course, there are no fans present tonight.

19:56 

Not long until kick off at La Rosaleda. This has the potential to be a real cracker of a game between two good teams.

19:55 
19:50 

It is a cold, but dry, evening on Spain's east coast for this evening's match. A place in the final of the Spanish Super Cup is up for grabs. Will it be Real Madrid or Athletic Club that take on Barcelona?

19:45 

I'm Graham Ruthven and you can catch me on Twitter ahead of the match to let me know your thoughts. Will Zidane's decision to play the same team again backfire? Tweet me - @grahamruthven!

19:40 

Same again from Zidane! Real Madrid looked a bit tired against Osasuna at the weekend, but the Frenchman has stuck with the same team. Absolutely no rotation at all.

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TEAM NEWS: Real Madrid - Courtois, Vazquez, Ramos, Varane, Mendy, Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Asensio, Benzema, Hazard. /// Athletic Club - Simon, Capa, Nunez, Inigo, Balenziaga, De Marcos, Vencedor, Dani García, Muniain, Garcia, Williams.

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19:15 

Good evening and welcome to Eurosport’s LIVE coverage of the Spanish Super Cup semi final between Real Madrid and Athletic Club. We’ll bring you all the action as it happens in Malaga. Kick off is at 20:00 GMT.