Barcelona crowned Spanish Super Cup champions

 (L to R) Ousmane Dembele, Robert Lewandowski and Gavi of FC Barcelona celebrate with the Super Copa de Espana trophy after the team's victory during the Super Copa de Espana Final match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona at King Fahd International Stadium on January 15, 2023 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Barcelona won the Spanish Super Cup with a 3-1 victory against Real Madrid in Sunday’s final at Riyadh’s King Fahd Stadium.

Spanish midfielder Gavi scored the opener in the 33rd minute with a close-range finish after Polish forward Robert Lewandowski’s assist.

Near the end of the first half, Lewandowski finished in the six-yard box on a quick counterattack. Gavi dribbled the ball to assist Lewandowski.

Another Barcelona midfielder, Pedri, was unmarked to make a close-range finish after Gavi’s cross from the left. Barcelona made it 3-0 in the 69th minute.

In injury time, Real Madrid’s French forward Karim Benzema scored a consolation goal.

Barcelona won El Clasico 3-1 to secure their 14th Spanish Super Cup.

With 14 wins, Barcelona are the record holders. Their nearest opponents, Real Madrid, won the Super Cup 12 times.

Meanwhile, this is Barcelona’s first trophy under the helm of Xavi.

Xavi, a Barcelona legend, was hired by the club in November 2021.

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