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Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:7PM
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring a goal against Barca at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on August 29, 2012.

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring a goal against Barca at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on August 29, 2012.

Star-studded Real Madrid has won the Spanish Super Cup after defeating archrival Barcelona 2-1 at home during the second leg of Supercopa. Striker Gonzalo Higuain gave the lead to Jose Mourinho’s side 11 minutes into the match at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on Wednesday. Cristiano Ronaldo doubled the lead eight minutes later. Barcelona’s Adriano was sent off in the first half after he stopped Ronaldo, who was through on goal. Lionel Messi scored with an unstoppable strike outside the penalty box in the 45th minutes but Real won the cup on away goals. In the first leg, Barcelona defeated Real 3-2 at Camp Nou last week. Real took the first silverware of the season and won its first Supercopa since 2008. AGB/AS