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Atletico Take Revenge On Real To Lift Super Cup

Atletico Madrid finally got their own back on Real Madrid in European competition by snatching a 4-2 win over their city rivals after extra time to lift the UEFA super cup.

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.

Real pulled level when Karim Benzema nodded in a cross from Gareth Bale in the 27th minute.

Real looked set to pour more pain on their neighbors when Juanfran handled and Sergio Ramos tucked the penalty away.

Brazilian left back Marcelo had the chance to grab real victory in stoppage-time but he slipped as he tried to meet a bale cross and extra-time was needed to settle an enthralling contest between the fierce rivals.

Atletico were on the back foot for the start of the extra period but they were still able to press their opponents high up the pitch.

That led to Raphael Varane giving the ball away outside his area and Saul Niguez thumped home a stunning volley from Thomas Partey's cross in the 98th minute to restore their lead.

Fellow academy graduate Koke struck six minutes later, finishing off a smooth team move to secure Atletico's third super cup title.