The Uefa Super Cup even gets an opening ceremony these days and like the Sochi opening ceremony there was a minor malfunction at the Cardiff City Stadium.
But this one wasn't so much a technical issue as a mascot failing in his duty. Look carefully at the below picture...
Spotted it yet? Yes, the first "D" in Madrid is held the wrong way round.
It didn't affect Real, though, as they beat Sevilla 2-0 through goals from Cristiano Ronaldo.