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
38' Corner kick for Atletico Madrid after Casemero stopped Diego Costa's move in his side's danger zone
35' Asensio booked for deliberately tripping Diego Costa who had an advantage over the ball
34' Asensio with a one-on-one chance to put his side in front but wasted the chance as Atletico defenders recovers in time to clear the danger
32' Kroos with a long pass to Isco as Isco tried dribbling Atleti;s defender but his effort was intercepted and cleared
31' Bale wins free kick for his side as Hernandez trips the attacker who was trying to attack his side
30' Asensio with a solo run into Atletico's danger zone but his final ball went just an inch wide from the goal post
27' Goooooooaaaaaaalllll Karim Benzema heads home a long cross from Gareth Bale to restore parity for the Champions League winners
26' Kroos sends a superb pass to Marcelo on the left flank but the Brazilian's long range shot went far above the post
25' Another fantastic interception from Saul who stopped the 1-2 pass from Marcelo and Isco
23' Kroos wins a free kick for Real as they continue to search for an equaliser
20' Gareth currently requires medical attention after being knocked from behind
18' Aerial challenge between Costa and Ramos sees Real captain calling for the referee's attention
15' Referee ignores Kroos' plea for a freekick as the referee ruled in favour red side of Madrid
14' Bale brought down by Saul on the left flank as the Welshman tried dribbling two Atleti players
12' Isco and Marcelo tried 1-2 on the left flank but no white jersey was on ground to head Marcelo's cross
11' Isco is trying to make something happen for Real in the middle but Atletico's have disciplined defensively
8' Foul for Atletico as Sergio Ramos elbows Diego Costa as the Europa League champions continued to mount pressure on their city rivals
7' Gareth Bale;s effort to penetrate into the opponent's danger zone was foiled Lucas Hernandez
5' Atletico Madrid are in control of the game as they are playing in Real's half in the first five minutes of this game
Just as we were still settling down into the game the Spanish national team striker powered an interesting shot past Keylor Navas to put his side in front
1' Goooooaaaaaallllll Diego Costa scores from almost an impossible angle to give Atletico the lead
1' Europa League champions Atletico Madrid kicked off this encounter as they play from left to right in their traditional white and red, while Real are in their all white jersey
Both teams are out on the pitch as the entire stadium gives them a standing ovation
Good evening and welcome to the live updates of this year's UEFA Super Cup between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid'
Here is how both team line up for the encounter. Live updates start very soon, remember to always refresh your browser to get minute-by-minutes updates.
Atletico Madrid starting XI: Oblak, Juanfran, Savic, Godin, Hernandez, Saul, Koke, Rodrigo, Lemar, Costa, Griezmann.
Real Madrid starting XI: Navas, Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Kroos, Benzema, Bale, Marcelo, Casemiro, Asensio, Isco.
- Los Blancos and Atletico Madrid battle for the 2018 UEFA Super Cup title
- The Galacticos qualified to contend for the title after winning last season's Champions League
- While Diego Simeone's side thumped Marseille 3-0 to book a date with their city rivals
Real Madrid will be hoping to win their fifth UEFA Super Cup title this evening when they battle city rivals Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, August 15.
The Galacticos won their 13th Champions League title after beating Liverpool 3-1 in Kiev few months back.
While Diego Simeone's men emerged champions of the Europa League following their emphatic 3-0 win over French League giants Marseille in May.
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According to UEFA official website, this will be the first time two teams from the same city will be facing off in the battle for the title.
This will be the 163rd time both teams will be meeting - with Los Blancos winning 86 and drawing 37 of their past encounters.
Meanwhile, Real's new boss will be hoping to get his reign off to a winning start after taking over from Zinedine Zidane few days before the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Atletico are two time winners of the title and they will be gunning for their third at the end of the encounter in Estonia later this evening.
And their manager Diego Simeone will hop to capitalise on the absent of Cristiano Ronaldo, who joined Juventus in a mega deal and beat their rivals to add to their UEFA Super Cup tally.
- This will be the fourth time in the last five editions that the UEFA Super Cup will be contested by two Spanish sides, but an all-Madrid final – and indeed a one-city UEFA Super Cup – is a first.
- Atlético have met Real Madrid nine times in UEFA competition with the record W2 D2 L5, though they have yet to beat their city rivals in a final or to eliminate them from a UEFA competition
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- Real Madrid have won four of their six UEFA Super Cup games – including the most recent two.
- Having become the first side to win the UEFA Champions League in three consecutive seasons, they could become the first club to win three UEFA Super Cups in a row.
- Atlético have a 100% record in the UEFA Super Cup, winning the 2010 and 2012 editions as UEFA Europa League holders. They overcame Inter Milan 2-0 in 2010 and Chelsea 4-1 in 2012.
Real Madrid: Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Casemiro, Kroos, Isco; Bale, Benzema, Asensio.
Out: Vallejo (muscle problem), Odriozola (adductor)
Atlético Madrid: Oblak; Juanfran, Godín, Giménez, Filipe Luís; Koke, Saúl, Rodrigo; Lemar, Griezmann, Costa.
Venue: A Le Coq Arena
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Poland)
NAIJ.com previously reported that Spanish city rivals Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid arrived Tallinn on Monday, August 13, ahead of their UEFA Super Cup showdown.
According to a UK Daily Mail report Champions League winners Real Madrid and Europa League kings Atletico both included star-studded squad members in their team to the Estonian capital.
The two clubs clash at the 15,000-capacity Lillekula Stadium on Wednesday night.
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