Real Madrid Vs. Barcelona, 2012 Spanish Super Cup: Higuain Opens Scoring

Oooh, that's a big save by Victor Valdes. The Barcelona goalkeeper made a catastrophic error in the first leg of the Super Cup, gifting Angel di Maria the goal that made it 3-2, but he's stonewalled Gonzalo Higuain here in the first chance of the match.

The Barcelona defence was uncharacteristically open, allowing a simply diagonal to find Higuain in the box. The Argentinian turned smartly, escaping his man and creating room to shoot, but his attempt to go across the goalkeeper was thwarted by a smart stop by Valdes, who came flying off his line to keep the score at 0-0.

Buuuuut he can't stop the second one. A simple ball over the top completely undoes Javier Mascherano, who makes a hilarious attempt at a clearance which completely fails to make contact. That allows Higuain to race through the middle and slot past Valdes. 1-0 Real Madrid, 3-3 on aggregate. Game on.

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