Gareth Bale lobbed an inch-perfect cross to Cristiano Ronaldo, leaving the reigning Ballon d’Or winner with little more than a tap-in to put Real Madrid up 1-0 on Sevilla in Tuesday’s UEFA Super Cup from Cardiff. Call it a hunch, but it will be the first of many times the duo pull this off over the coming 10 months.
Real Madrid’s (loaded) starting XI also featured World Cup standouts Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez making their competitive debuts for the club. All told the Madrid lineup was worth approximately 47 bazillion dollars(*), as it looks to defend its Champions League crown and wrest the La Liga title away from city rival Atletico.
The Super Cup pits the winners of the previous season’s Champions League and Europa League against each other. It’s the first of a potential six trophies Real Madrid can win in 2014-15.
(*) Actually $600+ million for those who can’t stand levity/jokes in posts.
Ronaldo made it 2-0 with this blast in the second half.