FC Barcelona and Real Madrid face each other this Wednesday in Saudi Arabia in the semifinals of the Spanish Super Cup (8 p.m.). A Clasico to follow on the L’Equipe channel and the RMC Sport site with live commentary.
It is in Jeddah, capital of Saudi Arabia, that FC Barcelona and Real Madrid meet this Wednesday evening (8 p.m.) for the first semi-final of the Spanish Supercup. This Clasico will be broadcast in clear on the channel L’Equipe. He will also be watched live with commentary on our RMC Sport website.
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The second semi-final will pit Atlético, reigning Spanish champion, against Athletic Bilbao, winner of the Spanish Super Cup in January 2021 in Seville, on Thursday (8 p.m.). The final of this 2022 edition will take place on Sunday (7:30 p.m.) at the King-Fahd International Stadium (67,000 seats).
Benzema and Mendy holders
The first Clasico of the season was won last October by Carlo Ancelotti’s Real (2-1). Ronald Koeman, who was on the Blaugrana bench, has since left his place to Xavi, who has not yet managed to apply all his playing principles. In the league, his Barça is in sixth place in the standings, at ten- seven points from his rival Madrid, a solid leader.
« In theory, we may have the label of favorites. But Barca will always be a strong opponent for Real Madrid. It’s not called a Clasico for nothing, » Ancelotti warned. Unsurprisingly, the duo Karim Benzema-Vinicius is renewed in attack. Ferland Mendy was preferred to Marcelo in defense. Barça side, Ferran Torres, arrived during the winter transfer window from Manchester City, could make his debut in his new colors.