Following their 3-1 victory over Barcelona at the Nou camp on Sunday, Real Madrid has gone on to win the Spanish Supercup, after another victory, this time at the Bernabeu.
Despite the absence of key players, Ronaldo and Bale, Barcelona were unable to muster a comeback as they fell 2-0 on the night. Goals from 21 year old Asensio and Benzema were enough to give the back to back Champions League winners victory.
The visitors struggled to come back into the game as Messi was desperately unlucky not to net a consolation goal as he hit the underside of the bar from a narrow angle.
The visitors’ night was summed up when Suarez headed against the post with the goal gaping after Navas had parried Messi’s driven shot into his path.
And there could be even worse news to come for Barca as Suarez ended the game visibly suffering from a knee injury that Valverde said will be assessed on Thursday.