Real Madrid and Valencia clash | When the Royal Super scored with nine players

Real Madrid and Valencia clash | When the Royal Super scored with nine players

The story of a match that won't be erased from memory.

Real Madrid arrived in Saudi Arabia in the first hours of Tuesday, preparing to face Valencia at the King Abdullah City Stadium, to determine who will face the winner of Barcelona and Atlético Madrid in the decisive match of the Spanish Super Cup title with its new system with the participation of four teams.

Wednesday night, the second clash between Real Madrid and Valencia at the level of the local Super Cup, after the epic of August 24, 2008, which many fans of the royal club consider, one of the most wonderful matches of the team in the modern era

This particular confrontation is still etched in the minds of real football fans, for the dramatic way in which Real Madrid beat David Villa, David Silva and Juan Mata, after defeating the first leg at the Mestalla Stadium 3-2, with goals that carried the signature of Mata, Villa, and Vicente. Rodríguez vs. Dutch duo van Nistelrooy.

Bernd Schuster was the head of Real Madrid's technical leadership after winning la Liga in the 2007-2008 season, while the current unemployed coach Unai Emery was in charge of Valencia, after being crowned King of Spain at the expense of Getafe in the final.

When the date of the second leg came, everyone thought that the task of the capital team in the heart of its delay in going is like impossible, especially after receiving an early goal with a ground shot from another time, missed by Iker Casillas from the line of the penalty area, and what made matters more complicated exposed Rafael van der Vaart to expulsion before the end of the half for the first five minutes, the Unai Emery battalion came up with a clear goal.

The game was quickly turned upside down at the start of the second half, after Albiol's volley by hand-touching Nistelrooy's header near the 6-yard range, to the referee's penalty kick was successfully executed by the Dutch executioner in goalkeeper Timo Hildebrand.

The confrontation took another curve after Nistelrooy was sent off for his rough intervention on David Villa in the 73rd minute, forcing Real Madrid to complete the remaining 90 minutes with only nine players, in front of full-fledged Valencia, however, was not affected by the Madrid hurricane led by Arjen Robben, who provided the best 45 minutes In his life as a player.

The Dutchman made up for what his men Rafael van der Vaart and Nistelrooy did, by launching terrifying raids on the visitors' defense, and after a series of easy missed chances, Sergio Ramos managed to take precedence in his preferred way, receiving Guti's occasional corner kick with a header bounced off the crossbar, and then He met her with a shot with his left foot in the net.

The excitement culminated in the last ten minutes, with Real Madrid leading the third goal through Rubén de la Red with a long-range shot, followed by Gonzalo Higuaín, accepting the gift of valencia's defense, to dodge the goalkeeper and end the game with the fourth goal in the 88th minute, while the guest team was content with a goal for the striker Former Madrid's Fernando Morientes in the 90th minute, Real Madrid's winning cup with Remontada will not be erased from memory. What about tomorrow's showdown? Let's wait.

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