Lady luck turned her back on FC Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup, which was won by Real Madrid on the away goal rule (agg. 4-4). After winning the competition for three straight years, Barça ceded its crown to Los Blancos.

Unfortunate plays in the away and return legs

The match at the Camp Nou was anything but dull. The men led by Tito Vilanova roared back from a one-goal deficit to make it 3-1 by the second half. In a play that should have seen the Blaugrana go up 4-1, an unfortunate error from Valdés was pounced upon by Di María, who made it 3-2.

The return leg was marked by a red card shown to Adriano before the 30th minute. Madrid took a 2-0 lead before the break, but Messi scored to keep Barça alive. The Blaugrana, who were down to 10 men, pressed Madrid in the second half but a fightback wasn’t on the cards.