Griezmann vindicated by Super Cup victory, Football News & Top Stories


Diego Costa and Co. exposed Real Madrid defensive problems and punished them for the mistakes they made.

Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey expects a great season after Atletico Madrid beat rivals Real Madrid to clinch the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday.

"I know who's playing in goal tomorrow, but I'm not telling you", said Lopetegui, who also has three-time Champions League victor Keylor Navas in his squad.

Real looked stronger and slicker than Atletico for large parts of the game but failed to see it out, a marked contrast to many big matches under Zidane, when they would often snatch victory without playing particularly well. This was also Julen Lopetegui's first competitive match as Real Madrid's head coach, and it ended disappointingly.

Atletico then won the Cup for the third time in nine seasons, after Saul and Koke scored in the 98th and 104th minute respectively.

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In the end if Tottenham want to suggest something they'll speak with our CEO, and our people and the best for the Premier League, and we are going to decide".

The club are clearly looking at signing for the future by bringing in Brazilian teenagers Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo, as well as 20-year-old Álvaro Odriozola from Real Sociedad. Real seldom do defeat in any of the finals that matter, though Atletico did get the better of them in the 2013 Copa del Rey final too.

Ramos will captain the Julen Lopetegui's men on Sunday against Getafe in their La Liga opener.

"We want to win this league title, it's the competition which examines your work every day".

Diego Costa gave Europa League holders Atletico a dream start against Champions League winners Real by firing them ahead after 49 seconds, knocking down a long pass and smashing the ball into the net from a tight angle.

For Atletico's talisman Antoine Griezmann, it was a case of history repeating itself, with his second major trophy won in Eastern Europe in a matter of weeks; just last month he and his France teammates lifted the World Cup in Russian Federation.