Atletico Madrid become champions of Comic Sans after Diego Simeone gets sent off for patting official's head

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

A Mario Mandzukic goal in the second minute of the Spanish Super Cup second leg was enough to give Atletico Madrid a 2-1 aggregate win over Real Madrid and start their season with a trophy. A trophy engraved with Comic Sans, but a trophy nonetheless.

James Rodriguez started for Real Madrid after coming off the bench to score their only goal in the first leg. Cristiano Ronaldo, meanwhile, did not enter the match until halftime.

Atletico manager Diego Simeone — who was given a one-match ban by UEFA for his antics during last season's Champions League final loss to Real — had to watch the second half from the stands after being sent off for patting the fourth official in the back of the head while arguing calls.

And Gareth Bale used the match to try out some intense new yoga moves.

Real Madrid Gareth Bale, reacts during a Spanish Super Cup soccer match against Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

So Real Madrid have the UEFA Super Cup and Atletico now have the Spanish Super Cup. Could it be another season of European glory for Los Blancos and domestic triumph for Atletico? It's hard to read too much into a Super Cup, but Atletico certainly seem capable of defending their La Liga crown.

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Brooks Peck is the editor of Dirty Tackle on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him or follow on Twitter!

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