DTotD: Sergio Ramos hits Mario Mandzukic in the face, has no idea why anyone would be upset about that

Brooks Peck

The Spanish Super Cup brought a rematch of last season's Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, giving Sergio Ramos a chance to hit Atletico new boy Mario Mandzukic in the face. Twice.

In the 60th minute of the first leg, Mandzukic jumped onto Ramos while going up for a header, and then landed on top of the Real Madrid defender. Ramos, naturally, did not appreciate that and retaliated by hitting the Croatian in the face with both hands. Both players were shown yellow cards for their part in the incident.

James Rodriguez broke the scoreless deadlock in the 81st minute with his first Real Madrid goal, but Raul Garcia equalized in the 87th minute to give Atletico an away goal advantage going into the second leg.

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