Madrid beats Atletico in shootout, wins Spanish Super Cup

Real Madrid has beaten Atletico Madrid in a penalty shootout to win the new-look Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia.

Madrid won Sunday’s shootout 4-1 after the final ended 0-0 after extra time.

Dani Carvajal, Rodrygo, Luka Modric and Sergio Ramos all converted their spot kicks for Madrid.

Atletico’s Saul Niguez missed his first penalty and Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois blocked the second attempt by Thomas Partey. Kieran Trippier converted for Atletico.

Madrid played the final five minutes of added time with 10 men after Federico Valverde was shown a direct red for fouling Alvaro Morata when he only had Courtois to beat.

Madrid also beat Atletico on penalties in the 2016 Champions League final.

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Diego Simeone Chosen Best Soccer Coach of 2016

Argentinean Diego Simeone received the Award for Best Head Coach at Club Level of the year 2016, an award annually given by the International Soccer Federation of Statistics and History.

Diego Simeone is still making history as head coach of Spanish team Atletico de Madrid, and now the team he coaches is an alternative to the power showed by other teams, such as the Real Madrid and FC Barcelona.

Simeone got 113 votes to get the award, beating coaches like French Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid, 108 votes) and Italian Claudio Ranieri, from the Leicester City (England), who got 86 votes.

In the category of National Teams Portuguese Fernando Santos was the chosen one, since he led the Portuguese National team to the title of the Euro Cup this year.

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