It was a predictably feisty affair.
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho was sent to the stand. Cristiano Ronaldo also saw red. The great irony of that incident being that the player he was believed to have kicked in the face was play acting. The biter bit!
Even when you are Cristiano Ronaldo, it seems that what goes around comes around.
Atletico Madrid were worthy of their victory. The passing of Falcao was sublime. It is likely he will be sold to Monaco only to return to Madrid a year from now – to Real Madrid. Atletico cannot be seen to sell their best player directly to their city opponents.
Real Madrid were unlucky in the game in so much as they hit the post three times. But Ozil had chances to win the game for Real and he spurned them.
After the game Mourinho, soon to depart Spain for West London, said: “This is the worst season of my life. Super Cup to semi-final runner-up… for many coaches that would be a good year For me it’s the worst”
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