1998: Chelsea 1-0 Real Madrid (Poyet 83)
Madrid succumbed to Gianluca Vialli's Chelsea in the first UEFA Super Cup to be played as a one-off match – as a curtain-raiser to the new European season – following the fixture's permanent move to Monaco. Gianfranco Zola provided the pass that put Gustavo Poyet, previously with Madrid's Liga counterparts Real Zaragoza, in position to fire past Bodo Illgner with seven minutes left.
2000: Real Madrid 1-2 Galatasaray (Raúl 79; Jardel 41pen, 102)
Madrid suffered more disappointment two years later, this time against Galatasaray, who had become the first Turkish team to lift a European trophy with their defeat of Arsenal in the UEFA Cup final the preceding May. New signing Mário Jardel proved an instant hit with Cimbom fans by scoring twice, his second coming in extra time after Fatih Akyel had crossed into the penalty area.
2002: Real Madrid 3-1 Feyenoord (Paauwe og 15, Roberto Carlos 21, Guti 60; Van Hooijdonk 56)
The Whites finally claimed the only continental prize that had eluded them. In a side boasting the world's two costliest players, Zinédine Zidane and Luís Figo, it was Esteban Cambiasso, a 22-year-old midfielder, who proved Feyenoord's nemesis on his European debut. The then little-known Argentinian probed and teased the Rotterdammers, fashioning Madrid's first-half goals with two outstanding pieces of skill. He was involved in the third too, combining with Zidane to supply Figo, who picked out Guti at the far post.
2014: Real Madrid 2-0 Sevilla (Ronaldo 30 49)
A UEFA Super Cup record 30,854 crowd were present at the Cardiff City Stadium as Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice. New signings James Rodríguez and Toni Kroos started for Madrid and the former linked up with Gareth Bale – playing in the city of his birth – for the opener. Ronaldo added another after good work by Karim Benzema to extinguish the hopes of the UEFA Europa League holders.
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