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18-year-old Gavi destroys Real Madrid in Supercopa final on ABC

The Supercopa de España took center stage Sunday with casual American viewers probably wondering what in the hell this match meant during its afternoon broadcast on ABC.

Yes, it's a supreme money grab in Saudi Arabia at an obtuse time in the season, but a Clásico is a Clásico — they're all memorable, even if they're part of the International Champions Cup and staged in Miami Gardens, Florida. 

The main domestic priorities are in the league (where Barça has a three-point lead) and Copa del Rey (where both clubs are in the last-16), but the Supercopa is still a shiny trophy and a chance for players to further define their legends.

Today, it was Barcelona's 18-year-old midfield maestro Gavi who provided further evidence of his undoubtable genius. 

In the 33rd minute, Lewandowski's excellent pass picked out Gavi's run and the teenager hammered a left-footed finish beyond Thibaut Courtois.    

Just before halftime, Gavi returned the favor after receiving possession from Frenkie de Jong and squaring for Lewandowski for an easy finish. 

It was game over in the 69th minute after Gavi helped win possession before receiving the ball out wide. His low cross took a heavy deflection, but it ended up at the feet of Pedri at the far post for 3-0.

Karim Benzema pulled on back in added time for a final scoreline of 3-1.

What does it all mean? In his first final as manager of Barça, Xavi wins a trophy. Real Madrid needs to get it together with the specter of the mighty Seattle Sounders potentially looming in the FIFA Club World Cup semifinals.

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