Barcelona 's 0-0 draw at home to Atletico Madrid in Wednesday night's Spanish Super Cup second leg was enough for it to take the trophy via the narrowest margin of away goals. But the performance showed new manager Gerardo Martino's tweaks to his side's playing style have yet to bear fruit.
Martino has a trophy after just five weeks in the Barca hotseat, but for much of the two-legged Super Cup tie his opposite number Diego Simeone had the tactical upper hand. Atletico's disciplined defence shut down Barca's attacking superstars Lionel Messi and Neymar for most of Wednesday's game, before its opponent's tiredness and lack of discipline helped the Catalan side over the line.
The new man admitted this week he had been "parachuted into the job" when Tito Vilanova stepped down in late July. The former Newell's Old Boys and Paraguay coach was then no household name, but has not once looked overawed at the scale of his new position.
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