Best pictures as Atletico Madrid triumph in UEFA Super Cup final

Atletico reigned supreme over Real in the UEFA Super Cup.

Atletico Madrid won an early trophy to kick-off their season after beating Real Madrid 4-2 in the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday night. In a thrilling game, extra-time goals from Saul and Koke saw Atletico edge ahead at the end.

Diego Costa scored after just 49 seconds to put Atletico in front before Karim Benzema equalised for Los Blancos midway through the first period.

A controversial penalty decision gave Madrid the chance to go ahead as Sergio Ramos stroked home, but it was that man Costa at it again, who rifled in the leveller.

Marcelo nearly won the game for Madrid with the last kick of normal time, but Atletico surged ahead after the restart, with their two star midfielders scoring to seal the trophy.

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Diego Costa insists Atletico Madrid can beat any team with their desire

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Diego Costa insisted Atletico Madrid are capable of beating any team with their desire after overcoming Real Madrid in the Super Cup.

A brace from Costa saw Diego Simeone’s side record a 4-2 win against Champions League holders Madrid in Tallinn on Wednesday.

Speaking after the game, the Spanish international said: “With the desire and the ‘cojones’ that we have, we can fight against any team.

“It was a victory that we had been looking for a long time, I am very happy.

“They won two finals against us, we wanted to win a European final against them. It was very important to get confidence ahead of the season.”

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Antoine Griezmann insists he stayed because there is a big project at Atletico Madrid

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Antoine Griezmann insists Atletico Madrid winning the Super Cup justifies his decision to extend his stay at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.

The 27-year-old was a key target for La Liga champions Barcelona, but announced he would stay at Atletico during the World Cup.

The French international produced a mixed performance in Wednesday’s Super Cup win in Tallinn, replaced after 57 minutes as he continues to build up his fitness levels ahead of the new season.

Diego Costa’s superb brace and goals in extra time from Saul Niguez and Koke saw Los Rojiblancos overcome their Madrid rivals.

“I stayed because there was a good project,” Griezmann said to Movistar.

“I have confidence in this club, in Diego (Simeone)… Today I saw that I was not wrong.

“I was a running in water a bit because it was my second game.

“In the end the important thing was to get ahead on the scoreboard, we made a very complete final.

“We know that physically the two teams have not reached 100 per cent, the key was the desire to win.

“It was time for us to win the UEFA Super Cup again, it was very important to start the season like this.”

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