Carli Lloyd, the U.S. World Cup winner and two-time Olympic champion, was the inaugural winner and again makes the list of 10 in contention to be "Best FIFA" woman player.
Asensio continued a remarkable record of scoring on his debut for Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup, La Liga, Champions League, Copa del Rey and now the Spanish Super Cup.
"He behaved perfectly and we closed the deal quickly".
Shuddering from the impact of the Madrid juggernaut, Valverde must act calmly and shrewdly to mould a winning side, as Zidane has on the other side of the divide. Lesser figures would have been forced to play the Madrid way or face a hail of white handkerchiefs.
Ronaldo denounced the committee's ruling via Instagram.
This is published unedited from the IANS feed. This is called persecution.
Real Madrid start the defence of their Liga title with a trip to Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday.
That depth was on full display in the curtain-raising super cups, when Madrid outclassed its rival powerhouses with very little help from Cristiano Ronaldo.
As expected, the Spanish football federation (RFEF) issued a five-match ban (including the automatic one-match ban for the red card) and while Los Blancos promptly appealed, their request fell on deaf ears as the initial ruling was upheld.
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It would not be surprising if Zidane rested Isco Alarcon, always one of the main targets of his rotations, and adds some more steel in midfield. There is something impudent about Casemiro that plays to his advantage when the match official decides what colour card to pull out.
"I hope that when they meet, they look at it thoroughly". Three minutes later, he got a second yellow card for simulation.
"It's an excessive ban and a frustrating situation".
Sergi Roberto's daisy-cutter towards the end was pushed away by the Costa Rican, but only as far as Suarez, whose diving header on the rebound hit the post. For this season though, Bale needs to take his game up a gear and shake off the shackles that held him down last season.
"He's working very well, like the whole group". Diego Simeone has a strong squad to battle on all fronts, and might have Diego Costa in January too. It's going to be a difficult season against tough opposition. But despite those financial penalties, I don't think Ronaldo or Real Madrid will be destitute anytime soon.
"We are not in the best moment, either as a team or as a club".
Marco Asensio, who also scored in the 3-1 first-leg win, gave them an early lead with an excellent 25-yard strike.
Levante and Getafe are back after one season in the second division.