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Asensio insists Madrid are deserving Super Cup winners

Marco Asensio (Middle) celebrates scoring a stunner against Barcelona

Real Madrid attacker, Marco Asensio has insisted that Los Blancos are deserving winners of the Spanish Super Cup for 2017.

The Spanish sensation also said his side were the better team as he revels in his two goals against Barcelona.

Madrid smashed bitter and rivals, Barcelona 5-1 on aggregate to clinch the Spanish Super Cup for the year 2017.

Los Blancos have now carted home the trophy for a tenth time after an easy 5-1 triumph over two legs.

The Galacticos hit the net twice at the Bernabeu Stadium in Wednesday’s return leg to record a 2-0 home victory.

Following this conquest of the Super Cup, Madrid have now drawn much closer to the Catalans’ total of twelve trophies.

The duo of attackers, Asensio himself and Karim Benzema struck the net each for the two goals in the match.

Victory has also ensured Madrid have kick-started their 2017/18 season in a very great style by picking up two trophies.

And that is by the Capital club lifting both the Supercopa and UEFA Super Cup in the last eight days.

Having scored from long range in the first leg, Asensio was at it again with another spectacular effort against Barca.

With the goal, the enterprising player gave the La Liga and Champions League holders a fourth-minute lead in the capital.

“My two goals in the Spanish Super Cup were great and I will look back on them fondly.

“The fans show us incredible support and so, naturally we want to reward them with titles.

“We were playing at home and had to really turn it on and we played the better football.”

Meanwhile, Madrid’s La Liga title defense begins away to Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday.

Match Facts

These great perennial football rivals have so far, so good clashed with each other on 268 occasions across all competitions.

This dates back to the first outing in 1929 when Madrid came out on top 2-1 in the La Liga.

Barca still have the better record overall, however, recording 111 victories to Los Blancos’ 99.

The Catalans and Madrid have so far met each other 14 times in this very competition, meanwhile.

Madrid have won eight of those while losing four with Barca failing to record an away victory in the process.

Los Blancos have kept just one clean sheet against Barcelona since the Copa del Rey final in the 2010/11 season.

Barca are the most successful club in the Spanish Super Cup, winning it twelve times and finishing runners-up ten times.

Ernesto Valverde has become just the third man to lose his first two competitive matches as the Blaugrana manager.

However, Zinedine Zidane on the other hand has won every final that he has entered with Los Blancos as coach.

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