Messi can grab the headlines even in defeat. He was sent off in extra time stoppage time with the Catalans 2-3 down.A moment of madness one might presume in the mold of Zizou Vs Italy. In my opinion this had no bearing on the result as Athletic Club were on their way to victory unlike the 2006 World Cup final where the match was still on the knife edge. Antoinne Griezmann gave Barca the lead twice only to be canceled out by De Marcos and Villaibre, the later on the stroke of full time. The best of the 5 goals came in extra time from striker Inaki Williams catching Ter Stegen slightly off his line to curl home the winner.
This year’s super cup changed format to a four team tourney.It was traditionally a single match involving the winners of the domestic cup competition and the La liga winners. It was changed to include the top two in La Liga(Real Madrid and Barca) and the finalists of the Copa Del Rey(Real Sociedad and Athletic Club).