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Published: Fri, August 12, 2016
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Real Madrid win Super Cup following last-gasp Dani Carvajal goal


"We're very pleased because it's not easy to win the Super Cup and we've won the last three we've played after winning the Champions League", Perez said. "We've got an extraordinary squad", he said.

Madrid took a 21st minute lead via Marco Asensio's sensational opener but the Champions League holders trailed 2-1 heading into the dying stages.

The strained relationship between James and the Real Madrid coaching staff has been well publicized over the summer months with the Colombian captain linked with a host of European clubs, the latest being Arsenal.

And the Spain international's crucial goal proved to be a turning point in the contest as Real went on to snatch the win in extra-time, Daniel Carvajal bagging the decisive goal in the 119th minute.

The manager also stressed: "You have to congratulate Sevilla on their great performance". "You ask me about him every time, but he is the same as them all. We managed to last better and Dani Carvajal scored a wondergoal and we're happy to win the Super Cup", Asensio added. "It looks like it's a minor trophy but it's an European title and it's very hard to win it".

Cristiano Ronaldo will miss the start of the season after injuring his knee in the Euro 2016 final and Real Madrid will most likely be without Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Toni Kroos and Pepe as well.

Real still have much of their first-choice defence intact, and it's possible we could see a repeat result of the 2014 meeting between these two teams, particularly if Sevilla's away form continues to let them down in Trondheim. But it was another rusty Blancos player who made the biggest impact, with Ramos characteristically appearing first as hero and then as villain.

"Today we had an extensive measure of players missing yet we have a magnificent squad of homegrown players". "We are very happy to have him back, he has done all his preparation with us".

I have been incredibly disappointed and unimpressed with the play of Spanish goalkeeper Kiko Casilla early this season with the absence of Keylor Navas. Sevilla have been particularly busy over the summer, and attackers Wissam Ben Yedder, Joaquín Correa and Franco Vázquez are among the players who could be handed their competitive debuts. "The group is always the most important; it's always been that way".

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