Real Madrid are through to the Supercopa de Espana final.
For the 1st time, the Supercopa de Espana has been moved out of Spain. It is being played in Saudi Arabia.
Previously, the winners of LaLiga and Copa del Rey used to play for the Supercopa de Espana trophy at the start of the season. But this time, the tournament has been shifted to the middle of the season and it involves the teams who finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd in LaLiga and the Copa del Rey winners.
Valencia hosted Real Madrid in the 1st semi-final. Real Madrid have beaten them comfortably 3-1 and have progressed to the tournament finals.
Barcelona and Atletico Madrid will play each other in the other semi-final to progress to the final and face Real Madrid.
The most eye-catching thing in Real Madrid’s semifinal win was that Olympic goal scored by Kroos. He did something very special on Wednesday. The German spotted Valencia goalkeeper Jaume Domenech off his line in the 15th minute.
Kroos curled the ball in direct from the corner towards the goal while the keeper was still organising his defence and the ball flew over the line before Domenech could recover. He scored a goal which is known as an Olympic goal.
It’s a very rare and special type of goal. Real Madrid haven’t enjoyed this type of goal since Davor Suker scored one at the Bernabeu on December 14th 1997 in a league match against Merida.
Toni Kroos’ Olympic goal will surely be one of the contenders for the goal of this season.
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