The 2012 edition of the UEFA Super Cup, pitting the current Champions League holder Chelsea against the current Europa League holder Atletico Madrid was indeed super...in an incredibly lopsided way. Chelsea looked listless and disinterested, and Atletico took advantage riding a Falcao hat trick to a 4-1 thrashing of the Blues.
Atletico Madrid came out of the gates like a concert fan who's first through the entrance with a ticket for the general admission section right in front of the stage. In the 4th minute, Falcao redirected a cross from Filipe Kasmirski off the bottom of the bar that just missed going in. Fortunately for Atletico fans, Falcao subscribes to the "if at first you don't succeed, try try again" motto. Just two minutes later Falcao split the Cheslea defense and ran down a beautiful ball over the top of the back line. He took his time and chipped Cech to the far post, deflecting the ball off the post and in to the net, despite a great effort from Luiz to keep it out.
Falcao wasn't done yet. In the 19th minute after again picking apart Chelsea's shaky midfield and defense, the striker set-up just inside the box, froze the defenders and lined up Cech before beating the keeper with a curling shot in to the top, far corner. Lovely goal and a 2-0 lead for Atletico. Because Falcao believes that two hat tricks in five days are totally cool, which of course it is, he went ahead and got his third goal of the evening right before first half stoppage time.
The second half was only different from the first in that Chelsea finally scored, Atletico only scored once and it wasn't Falcao. After a free kick in the 60th minute inexplicably got past multiple Chelsea defenders, Miranda came streaking in and chipped the ball over Cech and past a sliding Gary Cahill to put the Spanish side up 4-0.
Cahill scored a consolation goal in the 74th minute thanks to a nice shot that founds it's way through a traffic and under the legs of Atletico goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.