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Atletico Madrid's fury at Federico Valverde would not have been eased as he was named the Supercopa final MVP, although he apologised.
Five minutes before the end of extra time, Fede Valverde was dismissed for the denial of an obvious goalscoring opportunity after a terrible challenge on Alvaro Morata who was one on one with Courtois. The Uruguayan was given his marching orders.
Real Madrid are the Spanish Super Cup champions after beating Atletico Madrid 4-1 on penalties in Jeddah. It finished 0-0 after 120 minutes and Saul and Thomas missed the decisive penalties. Sergio Ramos scored the winning penalty and Fede Valverde was dismissed for Real Madrid for DOGSO five minutes from time.
Real Madrid are convinced that they will be able to get Odegaard back from his loan in January, but they are also considering other reinforcements such as Pogba or Fabian, who could join Fede Valverde in the midfield after what has been an outstanding breakthrough for the Uruguayan. If any signings happen, as 'Mundo Deportivo' points out, Real Sociedad could keep the Norwegian for longer.
Despite the draw, the Camp Nou 'Clasico' has left Real Madrid in a very good light. Several players stood out in enemy territory, with debutant Fede Valverde one of the big stars of the match.
Ivan Rakitic and Federico Valverde, two unlikely midfield stars, might just be the difference between victory and defeat in El Clasico.
Zinedine Zidane pursued Paul Pogba but found Fede Valverde and his emergence as Real Madrid's most important midfielder may yet prove the turning point in their season.
Zidane has a wide range of options for almost all positions, but there is one where there are not so many. The CDM position is played by Casemiro and Fede Valverde, but it needs more players. Real Madrid are now looking for alternatives.
Toni Kroos' great match against Belarus returned him to the international stage after his great start to the season.
Goals from Karim Benzema (2), the second of them from the spot, and a Ramos penalty put the result beyond doubt in just half an hour. Fede Valverde scored his first La Liga goal in the second half in Real Madrid's 0-4 victory over Eibar at Ipurua.