Madrid roar back to lift Super Cup

Updated: August 30, 2012

An explosive opening half hour allowed Real Madrid to claim the Spanish Super Cup by the narrowest of margins on Wednesday evening.

Jose Mourinho’s men beat Barcelona 2-1 at the Bernabeu to take the trophy on away goals after last week’s 3-2 defeat at the Nou Camp.

The win ensured that Madrid lifted their first Super Cup in 4 years.

The victory over error-prone Barca, who had Adriano sent off in the 28th minute, meant the tie finished 4-4 on aggregate after the Catalans won last week’s first leg 3-2 at the Nou Camp and Real took the trophy on the away goals rule.

It was a much-needed success for Jose Mourinho’s side after they failed to win in their opening three matches of the season and crashed to a shock 2-1 defeat at city rivals Getafe in La Liga on Sunday.

RESULT: Real Madrid (Higuain 11′, Ronaldo 19′) 2 Barcelona (Messi 45′) – 4-4 on aggregate, Madrid win on away goals.

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