Diego Costa inspires Atletico Madrid to Super Cup win against Real Madrid

  • Diego Costa inspires Atletico Madrid to Super Cup win against Real Madrid

Diego Costa inspires Atletico Madrid to Super Cup win against Real Madrid

Diego Costa also scored twice in normal time, thumping in the opener after 49 seconds and tapping in another after the interval.

Partey became the first Ghanaian to lift the coveted trophy after the 4-2 win over the European champions.

It's like buying a gilded Faberge egg to celebrate winning... well, something as meaningless as the UEFA Super Cup.

Chelsea star Marcos Alonso has reportedly emerged as a summer transfer target for Spanish giants Real Madrid who are said to be ready to tempt the Blues with massive amount.

The club's failure to sign a direct replacement as of yet will remain a concern for fans following this defeat but there was still plenty of encouragement in Real's remaining attacking options.

Before kick-off all eyes were on Bale, who has been earmarked by the Bernabéu hierarchy as Ronaldo's natural successor.

And Benzema seemed to embrace taking a lead role in the centre of attack - his goal capping off a strong performance. Simeone has missed the club's last three European matches - most recently the match against Real Madrid on Wednesday - and he will miss a fourth as he continues a ban imposed upon him after being sent off against Arsenal in the Europa League semi-final in April.

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos says they "learn something from every defeat" and will come back string after losing the UEFA Supercup.

Real looked set to pour more pain on their neighbours when Juanfran handled in the area and Sergio Ramos calmly tucked the spot-kick away, but a thumping close-range finish from Costa denied them and Atletico were ruthless in extra-time. Costa answered with another goal in the 79th minute to level the match.

Atletico's win ends Real's run of two victories and after an investment-heavy summer Simeone's men will be looking to progress in the Champions League after a group stage knockout last season. All five goals were scored in cup competitions.