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Supercopa thoughts on Real, Barca

Updated: August 16, 2011, 2:58 PM ET
By Rob Train

The first leg of the Spanish Supercup on Sunday largely expunged the residual dirt, on and off the field, which marred what should have been a feast of football toward the end of last season. Both Real Madrid and Barcelona played a positive match, which would certainly have benefited from a petition gathering pace in many sections of Spanish sporting society, including the players themselves. Iker Casillas acted as spokesman for the movement last week: "The Supercup should be just one game." Extra ...

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