Valverde’s extra time goal shoots Madrid into the Spanish Super Cup finals

Valverde’s extra time goal shoots Madrid into the Spanish Super Cup finals.

Valverde’s extra time goal shoots Madrid into the Spanish Super Cup finals on Wednesday night in a tense match with arch rivals, Barcelona.

Real Madrid overcame Barcelona in extra time to reach the final of the Spanish Super Cup.

After Ansu Fati’s late equalizer forced extra time in Saudi Arabia, Federico Valverde scored the winner.

Valverde celebrating the winner that propelled Madrid into the finals

El Clasico saw Real Madrid take the lead three times, Barca respond twice, and then Valverde scored the game-winning goal to make it 3-2.

Luuk de Jong and Fati scored in each half to cancel off Karim Benzema’s goal and assist in normal time.

When Real Madrid’s opener came in the 25th minute, Benzema was the man who played in Vinicius Junior. He hit the post in normal time and came close to extending Real’s lead in extra time.

His menace and Vinicius’ quickness on the counter-attack posed issues for Barcelona throughout the match.

Ferran Torres, who had been out with an injury, made his Barcelona debut, but he failed to score before being taken out before halftime.

Atletico Madrid, the La Liga champions from last season, will play Athletic Bilbao in the other semi-final on Thursday, with the victor facing Real Madrid in Sunday’s Super Cup final in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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