- Real Madrid basketball team Baloncesto have been crowned Spanish Super Cup winners against perennial foes FC Barcelona
- The Whites dug deep to secure their fifth straight Spanish Super Cup title, claiming an 89-83 win after extra time.
- Victory over Barca means Real Madrid Balonces will continue their dominance over Spanish basketball with a record ninth title
Real Madrid Baloncesto, the club’s basketball team, have been crowned Spanish Super Cup champions for the fifth consecutive time, beating Barcelona 89-83 on Sunday night.
The Whites have earned bragging rights from their perennial nemesis Barcelona and, most importantly, retain the title they won last season – and are off to a strong start this season.
Just two weeks away from football’s biggest rivalry, El Clásico – between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid – the basketball team of Merengues gave a taste of what Madridistas would aspire to.
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In a exciting encounter Hosted at the Palacio Municipal De Deportes San Pablo in Seville, Real Madrid had to dig deep to claim their fifth Spanish Super Cup on the rebound and fourth in a row against Barcelona.
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Madrid narrowly edged Barcelona 17-15 in the first quarter, but a more aggressive and clinical Barcelona beat their rivals 22-12 in the second quarter.
Real recovered in the third quarter with a resounding 26-12 to take a marginal lead in the game. However, Barca’s never say die attitude sent the game into extra time as the scores were even after the fourth quarter.
Baloncesto will prove why they are the most successful basketball club in Spain and Europe with an impressive performance to beat Barcelona 18-12 to win the Super Cup.
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After the victory of the club president, Florentino Perez joined the guys to celebrate mammoth feat.
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Earlier, sports briefs reported that Real Madrid knew they had a fight to fight this year if they wanted to defend their La Liga title.
Barcelona’s impressive performance in the transfer market means the Blaugrana pose a real threat to Los Blancos this season.
Real also know that the only thing more threatening than the current Barcelona squad is a Barcelona squad with Lionel Messi.