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Diego Costa's brace power Atletico Madrid to 4-2 victory over city rivals Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup clash

Europa League champions Atletico Madrid clinched their third UEFA Super Cup title after beating their city rivals Real Madrid 4-2 at the end of 120 minutes on Wednesday, August 15.

Diego Costa opened scoring for Los Rojiblancos barely one minute into the game after firing home a powerful shot from the right side of the goal post.

France international Karim Benzema level parity for the Santiago Bernabeu side in the 27th minute with a fine header from a Gareth Bale's cross.

The Galacticos took the lead for the first time in the game following Sergio Ramos' spot kick in the 63rd minute after Diego Godin was flagged for handling the ball in his box.

But a 79th minute equaliser from the Spanish national team striker helped Diego Simeone's men stretch the game into extra time.

Saul Niguez's 99th minute volley gave Atletico the lead for the second time in the game and a simple and fine finish from koke wrapped the victory up for the Europa League champions as they hand Julen Lopetegui his first defeat as the new manager of the Galacticos.

Meanwhile, Diego Costa's early minute goal is the fastest-ever UEFA Super Cup goal after scoring a 50 seconds goal.

Please read our live updates below.

Final whistle Real Madrid 2-4 Atletico Madrid as the Europa League winners are crowned the Super Cup champions

120+1' informed defending from Atletico Madrid as their defenders stopped all set pieces from being utilised by their opponents.

120' Carvajal with an individual brilliance on the right flank but his cross couldn't reach any of his teammates

117' Double corner kicks for Real Madrid but there are too many red and white shirt to avert danger in their 18 yard box

114' Jan Oblak denied Luka Modric from registering his name on the scores sheet after the Croatian tried stealing a shot in front of the danger zone

111' Vitolo tried tearing Real's defence apart after dribbling a number of the opponent's defenders but his short was blocked

110' Real Madrid are trying to make use of set piece since Atletico's defenders are not looking like they will let go

109' Danger man Diego Costa making his way out of the pitch for Jose Gimenez in a tactical substitution

107' Real Madrid have not been convincing in this extra minutes as Diego Simeone's men are cruising home with two goals lead

106' 2nd half of the extra time resumes with Atletico taking the kickoff as they play from left to right

105+ 2' Vitolo gets booked for dissent as the referee ends the first half of the extra time

105' Lucas Vasquez fouls Vitolo on the left flank

104' Goooooooaaaaaaaaaalllllllllllllllll Koke perfectly powers Atletico Madrid to a 4-2 lead after receiving a superb pass from Vitolo

101' Real Madrid makes fourth sub as Kroos comes out for Borja Mayoral in the extra minutes of the game

98' Second half substitute Thomas Partey sends a low but superb cross to Saul who perfectly volleyed the ball past Navas

98' Gooooooooaaaaaaallllllll Saul with a superb volley

97' Carvajal wins corner kick for Los Blancos but Atletico's defence have been impressive keeping them off the track

90+5' Real Madrid are trying to something promising in front of Atletico's danger zone but Ramos' final ball went straight into the keeper's hands

91' Real Madrid kicks off the extra time as they play from left to right

Final whistle Real Madrid 2-2 Atletico Madrid as the game heads into extra time

90+3' Marcelo tried an acrobatic kick in what looked like the last kick for the open play but narrowly missed

90+1' Lemar comes out for Thomas as the fourth official signals three additional minutes to the game

90' Good defending from Varane as he frustrated Costa's effort in trying to put his side in front with seconds to the end of the game

88' Assistant referee flags Diego Costa offside after trying to connect with a pass from the right flank

83' Lucas Vazquez comes in for Isco as Real completes substitutions for the game

81' Luka Modric directs the ball behind the defence, but Benzeme could not connect with the ball well in time as Oblak rushed out to avert danger

79' Goooooaaaaaalllllllllll Diego Costa level up for Atletico after benefiting for Angel Correa's square play

77' Atletico are seriously looking for an equaliser as they are all over the pitch

76' Casemiro is being escorted off the pitch as Ceballos comes for the player that seems to have suffered a knock on the pitch

75' Miscommunication between Oblak and Godin but the defender was quick to remedy the situation

74' A flash of brilliance from Atletico's attacker but their effort to find an equaliser went straight into the hands of Navas

71' Raphael Varane tried a low volley from the corner kick but it was headed out of danger by opponent

70' Breakaway move from Bale who ran Atletico's defenders into the left flank and his low cross was blocked out of play

69' Danger for Real Madrid as Casemiro fouls Lemar but the free kick was quickly taken and it failed to hit target

68' Beautiful connection between Marcelo and Modric but again, Atletico's defenders foiled the attack

66' Real Madrid's counter attacking move from an Atlteico's attack was cut short at the edge of Jan Oblak's box

65' Sergio Ramos hit his head while trying to stop Costa from going past him in an attack for Atletico

63' Goooooaaaaallllllll Sergio Ramos puts Real Madrid in the lead through a spot kick after Diego Godin handles the ball in the box

62' Hernandez stopped Gareth Bale from going past him

61' Newly introduced Correr booked for rough tackle

59' Good clearances for Carvajal as Atletico attempted to grab the lead again but the cross meant foe Costa narrowly misses his head

57' Asensio leaves the field for Luka Modric while Griezmann gives way for Correa in a tactical substitutions for both teams

54' fanstastic defending from Carvajal as he stops another attack from Diego Costa from the left flank

53' Beautiful lay from Atletico in the middle of the field as they are trying to find a pocket they can explore but Madrid's defence has been well positioned for potential attacks

49' Lemar wins a free kick for his side after rough challenge from Isco as Diego Simeone's men ramain in control of the ball

48' Fantastic control from Karim Benzema but Atletico star intercepted the ball and pushed it out of touch

47' Godin with a slim chance but he was denied by a strong-willed Toni Kroos

46' Real Madrid with the kickoff and they are now playing from left to right in their all white jersey while Atletico are playing from the other side

Players are back on the pitch as they are preparing for the second half of the meeting

The referee blows half time whistle as the scores remain Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid

45' Additional 1 minute has been added to the first half of the meeting

45' Foul against Real Madrid as Kroos trips Atletico Madrid's Rodrigo on the right flank

42' Nice move from Toni Kroos but he was stopped at the edge of the 18-yard box

40' Gareth Bale tried a long and thunderous shot from the right flank but it was no way near target

39' Corner quickly taken but Keylor Navas was on ground to catch the loose header Diego Godin

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