Valverde blocks Morata - FILE
With the moment Sergio Ramos shoot the last penalty kick and the announcement of Real Madrid's coronation as a Super Cup champions, everyone spoke about "the hero" Federico Valverde.
Valverde sacrificed his continuation on the field by blocking Alvaro Morata, who was going to score a goal, moments before the end of the Super Cup, which ended by the victory of Real Madrid in the end.
Valverde spoke of the block, saying: "I apologized to Morata for what I did in the match."
"It was not good at all what I did, but there was no other option in front of me," he added in his comments, reported by the Spanish newspaper Marca.
He continued, "My colleagues supported me immediately after the red card, as well as the coaching staff and Simeone as well."
And he continued, saying: "I am very happy with the title. What happens to me is wonderful and incredible."
"I will also be a father, and that makes me very happy," he continued, laughing.
Federico Valverde and Thibaut Courtois were the protagonists in the Super Cup. The first sacrificed his place on the field and went out at the end of extra time to prevent a goal for Atletico Madrid. As well as Courtois, who saved his net several possible goals during the match.
Real Madrid won the 11th Super Cup, behind Barcelona, the record holder with 13 titles.
As for the Atletico Madrid, it was frozen at only two titles.
Real Madrid took revenge for the loss to Atletico Madrid in 2014. Zinedine Zidane also defeated Diego Simeone in a new penalty shootout final, after the Champions League 2016 final.
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