Full-time - 90'
2 - 1
20:30 +00:00, August 29, 2012
Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid
Referee: Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz
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Really good game of football and do check out the goals if you have a chance - Ronaldo's was really special (the flick to set it up, rather than the finish), while Messi's free-kick was a stunner too.
Real Madrid 2-1 Barcelona Jose Mourinho adds another trophy to his collection as Real win it on away goals. Really good game and a psychological boost for Los Blancos after a difficult start to the season. Vilanova must now prepare himself for the 'you're not as good as Pep' snipes.
It's all over...Real Madrid have won the Supercopa
The flags are flying at the Bernabeu now, less than a minute remaining.
Alex Song lays the ball of neatly to Messi, who hits one from the edge of the box...
Montoya broke clear but tried an audacious chip when bearing down on Casillas. Palmed away. Barcelona corner.
Modric almost grabbed himself a debut goal. Benzema cut it back and the Croatian's shot from near the penalty spot was blocked.
Barca can't even get out of their own half at the moment.
Ronaldo nearly made it safe but Valdes did really well to hold onto his low, left-footed shot.
Real are set to win the Supercopa on away goals if Barca can't find a goal.
Casillas punches clear with a big old double-fist
Tello tries his luck from 20 yards out and Ramos defletces it out for another corner with his chest this time.
Barca set to pump it into the box. Messi clips it in and Ramos heads it out for a corner.
Tello wins a free-kick, he's looked lively in the few minutes since his introduction. However, still a bit surprised that neither Villa or Fabregas have been called upon. Wonder if Tito knows that Barca need to score...
Marcelo in some space, he turns the ball inside to Modric, who miscontrols it. Not a great first touch for the new boy.
Huge cheer from the Real Madrid fans for Luka Modric's debut.
Modric on for Ozil.
Manages an early shot but it's just wide.
Tello on for Pedro.
Benzema on for Higuain.
Alonso blazes it high over the bar. Would have made an excellent rugby kick.
To be fair to Higuain, Mascherano managed to get a touch on it to divert it onto the post and out for a corner.
Alonso fed him in and he was again in a one-on-one situation. This time Higuain hits the post.
Higuain has missed a sitter!
Callejon on for Di Maria.
Just saw a shot of Fabregas looking a little bemused in the crowd. Is that because of the score or Song's introduction ahead of him?
Alba sneakeed in round the back of Pepe and took the ball past Casillas but Ramos recovered and got a vital toe onto the ball. Let off.
Marcelo with a fine challenge to dispossess Pedro, but he promptly gives the ball away.
Song for Busquets.
Alex Song is about to be introduced for his Barcelona debut.
Ronaldo is really putting in the hard yards, throwing himself about.
Stats: This match is Iker Casillas' 29th successive clasico start.
Ramos finds himself in the ref's book for kicking at Messi's heels.
Ozil with a tired pass and I think he may be heading off soon - looking pretty fatigued.
Groans of disappointment as Ozil fails to divert the ball into Ronaldo's path. He would have been pretty much clean through.
Cheeky attempt from Iniesta - trying to lob Casillas from all of 40 yards. The ball drops over the bar. That also would have been some goal.
Incredible run from Sami Khedira - Messi-esque mazy dribbling. It ended with a toe-poked effort that was palmed away by Valdes. Would have been some goal.
Good energy from Madrid - chasing down the Catalans at every opportunity.
Iniesta dancing through a couple of challenges delightfully and Barca keeping the ball convincingly. They need a goal, though, so surely a sub is on the horizon...
Stats: It was short-lived, but Real's 2-0 lead earlier was the first time they had enjoyed a two-goal cushion in a clasico since May 2008 (17 matches ago).
Really incisive run from Pedro, brushed Ramos aside but made the angle too acute when inside the box and Casillas was able to block his cross-cum-shot from the right.
Not the same result as earlier, deflected into Casillas' arms.
Free-kick for Barcelona - at least 30 yards out. Messi looks like he fancies it again...
Warm applause for Modric as he warms up.
Mascherano hit a long diagonal to pick out Pedro. The Spain forward watched the ball down and looked to have slotted the ball home. But Casillas stood tall and saved well.
Brilliant save by Casillas!
Fear not, usual roles have now been resumed.
Bit of role reversal at present as Real - at walking pace - are knocking the ball around from side to side.
Mascherano and Pique looking absolutely shattered and it's no surprise as they've been given the runaround.
Ronaldo trying to urge his team-mates to put more pressure on the Barca defence when they're in possession. When I say urging, I obviously mean tempestuously clapping his hands together in disappointment.
Ozil wins a free-kick from Iniesta's foul.
It's been a bit more of a low-key start to the second period. Barca just trying to exert a bit more control, despite beign down to ten men after Adriano's first-half booking.
Higuain tries to pull the ball back for Ronaldo, but it's safely into the hands of Valdes.
Stats: While Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in all five Clasicos in 2012, Messi has managed just two.
Comes to nothing in the end and Barca have possession back.
Cleared away but Real come straight back at Barca - fantastically arrowed diagonal from Alonso.
Deliberate handball from the Barca defender on Real Madrid's right wing. Free-kick.
Some loose passing from Barcelona gave Di Maria the chance to accelerate but Mascherano - who seems to have recovered from his early blip - makes a good interception.
Ronaldo catches Pedro - the Real Madrid fans boo as Pedro goes down clutching his face. Looked pretty harmless but no Busquets-esque peeking through his fingers.
Marcelo is basically playing a left winger, all through this game he has been patrolling so high up the field. He's got enough space to get away with it to be fair.
Barca start things off by trying to send a long ball towards Pedro. Were my eyes deceiving me? A long ball from Barca. Stunned.
The form book has been chucked out of the window and stomped all over the street so far. But will it continue? Only moments until the start of the second half now.
@AA_Cheerio on Twitter: Fantastic goal from CR7! With a disappointing start to the season so far Real could really use this win/trophy !HALA MADRID¡
@leonadito on Twitter: its evident that Guardiola was the brains behind barcelona
Especially as Modric hasn't had any pre-season games. Fear he will be massively off the pace. If Real score again, though, he may find himself getting a debut anyway.
@xkalibaer on Twitter: Am pretty sure Luka Modric wants to return to TH after seeing the 45'. He should be pretty scared of the pace of the game.
If that Messi goal hadn't gone in - he has astonishingly had his best EVER start to a season this time around by the way - I think Barca would have been out of it. But it's finely poised now.
@SolomonIroja on Twitter: "you cant win them all". Thats exactly what this match tells me. Cudos to the Galacticos.
I think you might be right, I don't think I've ever seen that sort of attacking intensity from Real in a clasico under Mourinho. But will they regret not taking more of their chances?
@evansalveson on Twitter: I think Mourinho must've used Sir Alex's hairdryer on the players during pre-game. Unreal
@knicksfan00 on Twitter: "what a first half! RM definitely had the momentum at first, but that Barca goal could put less pressure on themselves!
Remember, I'd love to hear your thoughts on the game, so give me a shout on Twitter at @marklomasESPN. What were your thoughts on the first half?
HT: Real Madrid 2-1 Barcelona. Well, what a half - I, like you I'm sure, am trying to take it all in. What the score means is that if things stay the same (4-4 on aggregate), Real Madrid will win the Supercopa on away goals.
There goes the half-time whistle.
Marcelo releases Di Maria on the right of the area, he cuts inside and hammers an effort wide of the far post. Chances galore.
Ronaldo unleashes one from 35 yards out and it's gone inches wide. Superb strike.
What a time to score as well, Real have been completely dominant but they will only have a one-goal lead.
Real Madrid 2-1 Barcelona. Wonderful goal from Messi and Mourinho will be irate. So much bend on that effort - it was a good 30 yards out and it's his sixth goal of the season.
GOAL Messi curls it home.
Xavi and Messi eyeing it up...
Alonso concedes a free-kick in a dangerous position - about 25-30 yards out and central.
Messi crowded off the ball. It's been a disappointing night for him so far.
But the Madrid defence holds firm, clears their lines and allows Barca to advance again.
Iniesta looking Barca's best bet for a breakthrough - he's just won a corner.
Poor throw from Casillas allows Barca to regain possesion.
Just frustration all round for the men in Blaugrana, I'd love to be a fly on the wall for Tito's half-time team talk.
Arbeloa off the pitch momentarily - when the ball broke to Iniesta before it was after a mid-air collision between Casillas and his right-back. Arbeloa took a fist to the face I think.
Arbeloa booked for an off-the-ball exchange with Alba.
Iniesta this time picks the ball up on the left of the area and he fizzes a ball in. No Barca players able to get onto it though.
Iniesta trying to open up some space, he looked to have done it with Messi a few minutes ago but the Madrid defence held firm.
Ronaldo is oozing confidence and he's just juggled the ball past the young substitute Montoya. The right-back recovered though. Lovely stuff from Ronaldo.
I'm struggling to remember a time I've seen Real Madrid dominate a Clasico like this. They really are all over the Catalans.
Perfect tackle from Mascherano to deny Higuain. Ronaldo fed him after a swift counter-attack but Mascherano dived in from behind and diverted it out for a corner.
Montoya on for Alexis.
Stats: Before today, Higuain had gone ten Clasico games without a goal.
So, what an action packed first half an hour - they've carried on where they left off last Thursday.
Khedira volleys it straight into Valdes' chest. A foot either side and I reckon it would have been a definite goal.
Seemed like the ref had given a yellow, but it was in fact a red. And rightly so. Adriano was the last man. Shocking defending. Utterly amateurish.
Ronaldo brought down in full flight, another long ball over the top. Adriano fouls him.
Pepe and Messi collide again and this time it's the little wizard who downs the giant. Bit of a cheeky over-the-ball challenge.
So, just to clarify - Real Madrid are 4-3 up on aggregate as things stand.
Ramos gets in there again, but Valdes punches clear this time. Has the Barca keeper ever been this busy?!
They've got another free-kick on the left that alonso whips in...
Can only think that was for some sort of pushing in the box. Ramos scored but the ref blew up.
The ball is in the back of the net but it's been ruled out.
Alonso to whip it in.
Barca are losing the plot completely here - shocking defence. And Real have another free-kick, this time on the left wing.
Saved again from Valdes, similar position to the earlier one.
No such trouble for Real Madrid - Higuain this time with another chance...
Barcelona struggling to brealthrough the Real Madrid defence.
Pepe takes down Alexis after Di Maria had tried his best to do the same moments earlier.
That was an unbelievable flick, I'm pretty much drooling here. Granted, both Pique and then Valdes could have done better - but still. Wow.
Real Madrid 2-0 Barcelona Sensational piece of skill from Ronaldo, he backheeled the ball over Pique's head to break clear before powering a shot past Valdes.
GOAL Ronaldo makes it two.
Stats: It's 15 years since Real Madrid have beaten Barcelona at the Bernabeu in the Supercopa.
Barely had time to catch my breath, cracking game so far and after Barca had initially looked like dictating play in their customary style, the goal has filled the hosts with confidence.
Real looking really hungry now, Marcelo flashes a ball across the area but none of his team-mates manage to get a touch that would have almost certainly diverted it in.
No joy for Real Madrid from the resulting set-piece.
Di Maria sprinted past him and Mascherano capped a nightmare few minutes by bringing him down on the right wing and getting a booking.
Sanchez again looks pleadingly at the referee, not sure how much Ramos got of the ball but again the official shakes his head.
Straight down the other end and Alexis looked to be beyond Pepe but Ramos chases back to ensure he doesn't go any further.
Real Madrid 1-0 Barcelona. Long ball from Pepe not dealt with by Mascherano and Higuain jumped on the mistake to slot under Valdes. Good finish. Terrible defensive error.
Decent end-to-end opening. Barcelona of course keeping possession with ease but Real look dangerous inside the Barca half.
He was slipped in on the left side of the penalty box by Marcelo and you'd expect more from Higuain in that situation. Decent stop from Valdes, but not exceptional.
Saved by Valdes!
Great chance for Higuain one on one with Valdes...
Yes, easily defended and Real pounce forward.
Barcelona corner now, will Real show better set-piece defence than they have managed in their first few games this season?
For those of you confused by Jordi Alba's involvement - we think Dani Alves had a problem in the warm-up. Alba is at left-back and Adriano at right-back.
Alexis complaining that he was pushed in the box by Marcelo as he jumped to try to reach a Pedro cross. Referee not interested.
Just to make it clear, it was just a bit of physicality, nothing malicious.
Messi with a driving run and I'll give you one guess who chops him down. That's right...Pepe.
Left-foot shot spooned over the bar from Higuain. Think Zidane v Bayer Leverkusen in 2002 Champions League final. But rubbish.
Ronaldo falls awkwardly trying to latch on to a through-ball but he's quickly up and looks okay now.
Higuain and Ozil get us underway at the Bernabeu. Can Real turn this one around.
Right, kick-off is nearly upon us. It's three wins from three for Barca so far this season and zero wins from three for Real Madrid.
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No Carles Puyol, though. His fractured cheekbone keeps him out.
Alex Song is on the Barcelona bench for the first team and Luka Modric is among the Real Madrid substitutes.
Team news is in and while Barcelona have exactly the same team that played in last week's first leg, Jose Mourinho has rung the changes for Real. Pepe, Marcelo, Di Maria and Higuain coming in for Albiol, Coentrao (suspended), Callejon and Benzema.
Ahead of the second leg, Jose Mourinho has called on his players to respond after two successive losses, while our Barcelona correspondent Francesc Tomas has been talking up his side's chances.
Angel Di Maria's late consolation last week may yet prove crucial.
Join us from 2130 BST for live text commentary of the second leg of the Spanish Supercopa. Can Real Madrid turn it around after Barca's 3-2 first-leg win?