- Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, both from Spain, played the final of the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia last night
- Both sides played out a goalless draw after extra time before penalty shootouts were used to determine the winner
The talking point of the game was not Thibaut Courtois’ heroic saves or the brilliance of Jan Oblak
Federico Valverde was the talking point due to his last minute red card tackle on Alvaro Morata.
The Real Madrid player was sent off after bringing down Morata who was on a goal bound one on one against Courtois.
Valverde himself spoke about his tackle.
According to information obtained, Valverde stated after the game: “I apologise to Alvaro Morata. I know it’s not good what I did but I didn’t have any other option. My companions congratulated me when I left the field. I’m going to be a dad. I’ve got some really nice things going on and you have to enjoy them.”