This Sunday, Jeddah will be the scene of the first important moment of the Spanish football season. Real Madrid and Athletic Club de Bilbao will meet in the Spanish Super Cup final to try to win the first trophy of the year. The arguments are different on both sides, and nothing seems to be decided in advance.
It was difficult for Real Madrid against FC Barcelona. As a semi-final, Carlo Ancelotti’s team had to win a Clasico, not without difficulty with regard to the scenario of the meeting. At the end of extra time, it was with a score of 3-2 that Karim Benzema and his team made it to the final, by developing an extremely minimalist game on the offensive level. Defensive regrouping was in order, and it proved effective, although a lot of energy was certainly left in the fight. Before approaching this final, the Italian coach will have to compose without Marco Asensio, without David Alaba, or even Dani Carvajal, absent for muscular pains, and because of cold concerning the last.
In the Athletic camp, the preparation for the final was not optimal either. A sandstorm forced the team to cut short one of its last practices, and the composition is still uncertain. That said, by defeating Atlético de Madrid in less than five minutes in the semi-final, Marcelino’s team didn’t have to play extra time, arriving in fact fresher than the Merengues. In addition, the strong point of this defensively solid team lies above all in the set pieces. Faced with the formation of Diego Simeone, the two goals scored are at the origin, free kicks having endangered the defense of Colchoneros. This point can be crucial for the final.
The opinion of the editorial staff: 2-1
Already dominant in terms of the Spanish championship, Real Madrid are favorites to win this Super Cup final. Athletic showed great resilience against Atlético, but Real proved capable of passing three goals to their Catalan rival without taking the game on their own. A 2-1 win is on the cards.
The probable compositions
real Madrid : Courteous; Vazquez, Militao, Nacho, Mendy; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius
Bilbao :Simon; De Marcos, Yeray, Martinez, Balenziaga; Berenguer, Vesga, D Garcia, Muniain; Sancet, I Williams
The match channel
The meeting will follow Sunday January 16 at 7:30 p.m. on The team channel