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Football news: Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa punish Real Madrid in extra time to lift the UEFA Super Cup

Saul Niguez and Koke scored in extra time as Atletico Madrid constantly tried and successfully fought back to beat their city rivals. Atletico beat real 4-2 to win the UEFA super cup on Wednesday. Real Madrid new manager Julen Lopetegui started off with Real with a loss, which is not actually a good way to start with a new club.

Real Madrid football club looked on to win the trophy since the departures of Cristiano Ronaldo and coach Zinedine Zidane. Sergio Ramos real captain scored a penalty to put them 2-1 in the second half, that is when thought they had it won.

Atletico Madrid’s Brazilian-Spanish striker Diego Costa (C) celebrates after scoring against Lleida during their King’s Cup round of 16 first leg match at Camp D’esports stadium in Lleida, northeastern Spain, 03 January 2017.

That also came out after Karim Benzema canceled costa’s first-minute opener in the Estonian capital, but Diego Costa hauled Simeone’s side level again late on the force extra time.

Simeone’s men looked stronger in the extra time period as they won this competition, the annual meeting of the Champions League and Europa League winners, for the third time in nine seasons.

Antoine Griezmann added that he stayed at Atletico because the project is good. He has been confident in this club, in the coach I saw tonight that I was not mistaken.

Athletico defender Lucas Hernandez added. ‘To win the trophy is something great but to do it against our eternal rival is better.”

Real Madrid had won the trophy under Zidane in each of the last two years and emerged victorious against their neighbor’s in the Champions League finals 2014 and 2016.

This kind of result comes after a close season in which Athletico have strengthened while Real look to have gone backward, with no replacement signed for Ronaldo after his move to Juventus.

Griezmann, Modric start on the bench

Antoine Griezmann started for Athletico at the compact Lillekula stadium, fresh from helping France clinch the world cup title.

The former Spain coach left Luka Modric on the bench at kick-off, seeking to constantly ease the Croatian player after he led his country to the world cup final.

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois did not feature at all following his recent arrival from Chelsea.
Atletico also had France winger Thomas Lemar making his competitive debut following his 72 million from Monaco.

Yes, it looked like Real had it all won, yet Atletico showed great resolve to level scores again in the 79th minute as Juan Fran and substitute Angel Corea combined to set Costa to stay home.

Now they will hope to push Barcode and Real all the way in La Liga, with their opening game on Monday, after Lopeteguis some host Getafe on Sunday.


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