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Barca boss Vilanova proud of beaten Barca

Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has hailed the character of his side, despite their 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid in the Spanish Supercopa.

A poor start for Barca saw them fall two goals behind early on at Santiago Bernabeu, before Adriano was shown a straight red card to leave them on the brink of defeat after only half an hour played in the second leg on Wednesday.

Lionel Messi reduced the arrears with a free kick on the stroke of half-time, and Barca recovered to push Real during the second half, ultimately drawing 4-4 on aggregate and losing on the away goals rule.

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