BARCELONA, Spain -- Lionel Messi scored two goals, including the late winner, and Barcelona won its 10th Spanish Super cup with a 3-2 victory over bitter rival Real Madrid that ended with both benches brawling on the field.
Martin: Disgraceful Display
An over-the-top tackle by Marcelo on Cesc Fabregas caused the Supercopa -- won by Barcelona 5-4 on aggregate -- to end in chaos, a bench-clearing brawl that marred yet another Clasico, writes James Martin. Blog
Messi fed Andres Iniesta for the 5th-minute opener before scoring his first before the break. Madrid twice rallied through goals by Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema before Messi clinched the 5-4 aggregate victory.
Tensions on the hot, humid night at Camp Nou reached a climax in injury time as players and coaching staff brawled onthe field after Madrid defender Marcelo's hasty challenge on Fabregas.
Players pushed and shoved each other after the ugly tackle in front of the benches and Madrid coach Jose Mourinho appearing to stick his hand into Barcelona assistant coach Tito Vilanova's eye during the melee.
After the players and coaching staff were separated and three red cards were handed out, Barcelona lifted its third straight Supercup and first in five tries against Madrid. That gave Pep Guardiola his 11th major piece of silverware, tying Johan Cruyff as the club's most successful coach.