F.C. Barcelona earned their sixteenth title in five years, the first of Gerardo Martino's new era as the club's manager, on Wednesday after a hard-fought match against Atletico de Madrid in the Super Cup final.
The match was dense, with few goal scoring opportunities and a subdued crowd. Atletico de Madrid managed to shut down Bar��a's attack throughout the game but was ultimately unable to capitalize.
The Catalan club kicked-off the match with an impressive offense but was met with Diego Simeone's strategic lockdown which kept the them away from Atletico goalie Courtois for most of the match.
Bar��a had the possession for most of the game but was unable to do anything with the ball do to Atletico's effective defense.
Messi and Neymar were both on the starting line up for the first time, but their skill and speed did not manage to produce any goals for the home team, not even when the Argentine took a penalty near the closing minutes of the match.
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