- Toni Kroos inspired Real Madrid to a 3-1 comfortable win over Valencia
- The former Bayern Munich star netted a stunner to open the scoring in the clash played in Saudi Arabia
- Madrid will now take on the winner between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid in the final of the tournament
Real Madrid playmaker Toni Kroos on Wednesday night, January 8, had everyone talking after scoring directly from a corner during his side's 3-1 win over Valencia in the Spanish Supercopa clash.
Isco and Luka Modric found the back of the net in either side of halftime to extend Madrid's lead before Dani Parejo converted a consolation penalty for Valencia in added time.
Despite Real's emphatic win, it was Kroos' 15th minute stunner that stole the headlines, with fans left gushing over the German star.
Kroos swiftly placed the ball on the corner quadrant, took a few steps back before flying in a terrific right-footed strike past a helpless Jaume Doménech who was in goal for Valencia.
Football fans later took to social media to hail the goal, with some dubbing it the greatest of the new decade.
One posted: "Toni Kroos’ technique is truly ridiculous. What a player!"
A second added: "Unreal technique as usual from the German maestro."
While a third continued: "There are very few people in the world that can score a goal from the corner kick and Toni Kroos is one. SPECTACULAR."
Meanwhile the midfielder's stunner appeared to hit Valencia hard as Isco went on to put Real further ahead by volleying home in the 39th minute, before Modric killed off Valencia's faint hopes of a second-half comeback with a classy finish in the 65th minute.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Real Madrid were through to the final of this year's Spanish Super Cup following their 3-1 victory over La Liga side Valencia at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Saudi Arabia.
German midfielder Toni Kroos opened scoring for Los Blancos in the 15th minute in the maiden edition of the expanded version of the competition.
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