Xavi wins first Barcelona title with 2023 Supercopa glory

Xavi has clinched his first title as Barcelona boss as they stormed to a 3-1 Spanish Supercopa final win over old foes Real Madrid.

La Blaugrana were dominant on the night in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh, as they secured a crucial victory over Los Blancos, ahead of the incoming La Liga title battle.

Despite facing the defending champions, Barcelona quickly hit their stride, taking a deserved 2-0 lead into the half time break.

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Robert Lewandowski and Gavi combined superbly for the opener, as the Spanish international tapped home, before he returned the favour for Barcelona’s second goal, just before the interval.

With a two goal advantage, Barcelona dropped their tempo in the second period, as Real Madrid pushed to force a way back into the contest, before Pedri kept his cool to tuck home Gavi’s pass late on.

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Karim Benzema thumped home a late consolation for Real Madrid in added time, but there was no denying Barcelona, as Xavi finally got his hands on a trophy as Barcelona chief.

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