A dominant Barcelona side took advantage of three costly mistakes to beat hardcore rivals Real Madrid 3-1 and clinch the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia on Sunday.
In a fixture swarming with some of football’s biggest stars, the youngest sensational Gavi who shined the most was Gavi.
Los Blancos couldn’t handle the 18-year-old, who saw him become the youngest goalscorer in the Spanish Super Cup with a halftime goal, surpassing current boss Xavi’s record.
Gavi opened the score for Barcelona in the 33rd minute after Antonio Rudiger’s loose pass helped the Catalan side win it back on the third offense. Robert Lewandowski pasted Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to set the midfielder, who kicked the ball properly, with a cool head outside the penalty area.
The provider was the scorer after just 12 minutes, and a sharp counterattack from Barça resulted in Lewandowski bringing home Gavi’s assist from close range.
Real Madrid were toothless in the first half and did not record any shots on goal. After the break, Carlo Ancelotti’s men seemed to aim to keep the scoreline respectable – but another mistake, this time by backup Dani Ceballos, rushed Gavi into goal and took Pedri to three.
Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema pulled one back for Madrid at the time of injury, but that wasn’t enough to stop Xavi’s men from lifting their first trophy since the Copa Del Rey in 2021 and their first Super Cup title since 2018.