May 18, 2013
Barça hold Real at Bernabeu in Super Cup first leg
European and La Liga champions Barcelona have the advantage of two away goals after holding arch-rivals Real Madrid to a 2-2 draw in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup.
King's Cup holders Real started stronger and Mesut Ozil put the hosts in front after only 13 minutes stoking a vibrant atmosphere at the Bernabeu.
Barça struggled to settle into their game but out of nothing David Villa levelled with a stunning shot in the 35th, and Lionel Messi rubbed salt in the wound as he scampered through to make it 2-1 just before the break.
Real stormed back in the second half Xabi Alonso equalising early on, but despite creating the better chances Barça hold the edge going into Wednesday's second leg at the Nou Camp.