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Xavi confident of Super Cup triumph

25 August 2012 06:39

Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez says his team are well placed to defeat Real Madrid in the Spanish Supercopa.

Xavi scored as Barca beat La Liga champions Real 3-2 at Camp Nou on Thursday, although they had to come from a goal down after Cristiano Ronaldo put the visitors ahead.

New Barca coach Tito Vilanova will now seek to complete a confidence-boosting double,with the second leg due to take place at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu next Thursday.

"We started the game well, but showed character to get back into the match," Xavi said.

"We had a great game, and to win was significant as it means we know what we have to do at the Bernabeu. If we play the same in Madrid (as we did at Camp Nou) then we will win the title."

Xavi also had words of encouragement for Victor Valdes, whose mistake late in the game at Camp Nou gifted Angel Di Maria a goal and get Real back to within one.

"Victor is a professional and the best goalkeeper that we could ask for," Xavi said.

Both Real Madrid and Barcelona return to Liga action on Sunday, against Getafe and Osasuna respectively.

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Competition
Super Cup
Date
29 August 2012
Kick-off
22:30
Half-time
2 - 1
Full-time
2 - 1
On aggregate
4 - 4
Venue
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu (Madrid)
Attendance
78000

Goals

G. Higuaín 11'
(assist by Pepe) 
1 - 0
Cristiano Ronaldo 19'
(assist by S. Khedira) 
2 - 0
2 - 1

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
4
3 21'
17 38'
12
14 73'
10
6 63'
22
7 19'
20 11'
Coach: José Mourinho
# Player Bookings
1
21 28'
3 50'
18
14 14'
8
6
16
10 45'
9
17
Coach: Tito Vilanova

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
21
9
19
13
18
24
27
# Player Bookings
19
25
37
4
7
13
15

Tuesday 2 September

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23:49
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23:25
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Primera División table

# Team MP D P
1 2 +4 6
2 2 +3 4
3 2 +2 4
4 2 +1 4
5 2 +1 4
6 2 +1 4
7 2 +2 3
8 2 +1 3
9 2 +1 3
10 2 +0 3
11 2 +0 3
12 2 -1 3
13 2 -2 3
14 2 +0 2
15 2 -1 1
16 2 -1 1
17 2 -1 1
18 2 -2 1
19 2 -3 1
20 2 -5 0

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