A year after Barcelona's commanding 3-1 victory over Real Madrid in the Super Cup, the tables turned on the same stage as the Blancos clinched a decisive 4-1 win in the Clasico, securing their first title of the season and the 13th Super Copa trophy in the club's history. Vinicius showcased his prowess with two goals, Rodrigo added a fourth, overshadowing Robert Lewandowski's temporary contribution. The result further accentuates Barcelona's struggles in a challenging season.
Vinicius stunned Barcelona with two goals in just 178 seconds, finding the net in the 7th and 10th minutes. This marked the first time since 1953 that a Real Madrid player scored a brace in under three minutes in the Clasico. Defensive lapses, particularly from Jules Kounde and Ronald Araujo, contributed to the Brazilian's exploits. Araujo's penalty on Vinicius allowed the number 7 to achieve his first Clasico goal, exacerbating Barcelona's woes.
Real Madrid's dominance in recent Clasico meetings, including the second consecutive quadruple, positions them well as they return to LaLiga. With a potent attacking trio of Jude Bellingham, Vinicius, and Rodrygo, coupled with Carlo Ancelotti's confidence after a contract extension, Real Madrid aims for success in upcoming competitions.
Key moments in the match included Vinicius' goals in the 7th and 10th minutes, Barcelona's response attempts, Lewandowski's goal in the 32nd minute, and Rodrigo's goal in the 64th minute. Additionally, Araujo's red card in the 71st minute further compounded Barcelona's challenges, while Real Madrid continued to press, showcasing their strength and potential for future victories.