Barcelona trounce Real Madrid in Super Cup as Xavi lifts first trophy

Barcelona defeated Real Madrid 3-2 in the Spanish Super Cup to lift their first trophy of the season. Lionel Messi was once again the catalyst for his team’s success, scoring one goal and setting up another as Barca blew away their arch-rivals in the first half at Camp Nou. Xavi led from the front in his 501st official game for Barcelona, marshalling his troops expertly to overcome some tense moments after the break. The triumph, which comes just a week before La Liga gets underway, is also a boost for under pressure coach Pep Guardiola who has faced criticism after last season’s double failure against arch rivals Real Madrid.”It’s not over — there are still trophies up for grabs and we will give everything,” said Mourinho afterwards after seeing Cristiano Ronaldo grab only one consolation goal late on in what was otherwise a dismal performance by his side

Barcelona won their first trophy of the season, beating Real Madrid 3-2 in the Spanish

Barcelona won their first trophy of the season, beating Real Madrid 3-2 in a thrilling Spanish Super Cup.

The game was played at Camp Nou in Barcelona, with Xavi lifting the trophy for Barcelona after Victor Valdes saved from Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos in extra time.

Lionel Messi was once again the catalyst for his team’s success.

  • Lionel Messi was once again the catalyst for his team’s success.
  • He created two goals and scored one himself, which is why he is still considered to be the best player in the world.
  • This was a great example for all young players who want to emulate him and follow their dreams of becoming footballers someday.

The Argentine forward created two goals and scored one as Barca blew away their arch-rivals in the first half.

Barcelona cruised to a 4-0 victory over Real Madrid in the first leg of their Spanish Super Cup on Wednesday, with Lionel Messi once again the catalyst for his team’s success.

The Argentine forward created two goals and scored one as Barca blew away their arch-rivals in the first half.

Messi set up Pedro Rodriguez’s opener with a clever touch before hitting an unstoppable shot past goalkeeper Iker Casillas four minutes later.

Xavi led from the front in his 501st official game for Barcelona.

Xavi has been at the club for a long time, and he’s always been a leader. He led by example in tonight’s game by scoring two goals and setting up another one for Pedro.

Xavi is the best midfielder in the world, and he showed it with his performance against Real Madrid. He also showed that loyalty is important when you play for Barcelona because Xavi will never leave them no matter how many years go by or how many trophies they win together!

The man with the armband marshalled his troops expertly to overcome some tense moments after the break.

Xavi was the leader of the team. The man with the armband marshalled his troops expertly to overcome some tense moments after the break.

Xavi led from the front during the game, and was a key player for Barca during it too. He had an excellent performance during that game, especially in terms of leadership qualities and passing accuracy (he completed 100% of his passes).

In fact he played so well that there were calls for him to be given permanent control as captain after Andres Iniesta left for Japan at season’s end–but Luis Enrique has opted instead for Sergio Busquets because he feels Xavi lifts first trophy isn’t ready yet!

The triumph, which comes just a week before La Liga gets underway, is also a boost for under pressure coach Pep Guardiola.

The triumph, which comes just a week before La Liga gets underway, is also a boost for under pressure coach Pep Guardiola.

Guardiola has been under pressure in recent weeks after his team lost 4-0 to Madrid rivals Atletico in their last league match and then crashed out of the Spanish Super Cup at the hands of city rivals Espanyol.

But this win will help him steady the ship as he prepares for his first full season at Barca with new signings like Brazilian star Neymar and Chile forward Alexis Sanchez set to join him soon.

Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed a late consolation for Real Madrid but it did nothing to mask a dismal performance from Jose Mourinho’s side.

Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed a late consolation for Real Madrid but it did nothing to mask a dismal performance from Jose Mourinho’s side. Barcelona were simply too good for their rivals, with Xavi scoring twice and Andres Iniesta also getting his name on the scoresheet after Ronaldo had pulled one back in stoppage time.

“It’s not over — there are still trophies up for grabs and we will give everything,” said Mourinho afterwards.

Barcelona’s victory in the Super Cup has re-energized their campaign for the season, but Mourinho will be looking to respond strongly with Real Madrid. “It’s not over — there are still trophies up for grabs and we will give everything,” said Mourinho afterwards.

Mourinho was quick to praise Barcelona and Pep Guardiola after the game, saying: “They played very well without Henry; they had a good performance.” However, he also pointed out that his side could have won it if they had taken their chances.

It was a great performance by Barca who even managed to play well without Thierry Henry

Henry was injured and Barca played well without him.

The Catalans have a good squad and are a great team, so it’s not surprising that they won the Super Cup without Henry.

Conclusion

Barcelona have started the season in style, with a victory over Real Madrid. The win is also a boost for under pressure coach Pep Guardiola who has had a tough time since taking over from Frank Rijkaard last season.

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