HOW DID YOU GET TO THE FINAL?
The first to enter the fight for the Super Cup was Real Madrid, who faced Valencia in the semifinals, which is located in LaLiga only in 11th place. However, Gennaro Gattuso’s team was able to give a strong rebuff, losing only on penalties after a lousy 1-1 match time.
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Real Madrid completed the task of reaching the final, but judging from the game, the team did not seem to want it. The match was reminiscent of a match between two midfielders in the Spanish championship at the end of the season, who were not faced with the task of winning. Perhaps Madrid played the worst game of the season, which cannot fail to scare before the main match, which will determine the winner of the Super Cup.
Barcelona tried to stop a slightly more formidable club by modern standards, namely Betis, but simply couldn’t get enough. The cucumbers also survived the penalty shootout, having come from behind twice during the match (including in an additional 30 minutes), but in the shootout they failed to score two of four penalties, unlike the Catalans, who converted all their shots.
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Barça is in a good mood and in a good mood for the final match of the Super Cup, in which they last won back in 2018.
Real Madrid faced the semifinal match in poor shape and with some defeats, and after the game the situation worsened. For example, Lucas Vázquez is unlikely to be able to help against Barcelona due to a new injury, and Dani Carvajal, who has just recovered, will replace him. And it’s not a fact that it lasts all 90, or maybe 120 minutes. The same goes for Eduardo Camavinga, who was injured after being kicked in the leg by a Valencia player.
There is also a problem in the center of defense. Eder Militao is being diagnosed, which does not rule out a concussion, so Spaniard Nacho will appear in his place. Carlo Ancelotti will have a hard time.
Xavi feels much better, because he can start any player, since there are no injured or suspended players. Most likely, the composition will be the same as in the last game, but it is possible that the Spanish coach prefers to reinforce the support zone to counteract the Kroos-Modric duo, and for this Sergio Busquets may appear on the field. .
STATISTICS AND FACTS
⦁ The last 10 full-time matches ended as follows: Real Madrid won 6 times, Barcelona won 3 times, the match ended in a draw 1 time;
⦁ Real Madrid can win the Spanish Super Cup twice in a row, which was the last one Barcelona achieved in 2009-2011 (three trophies in a row). Madrid have not won the Super Cup consecutively since 1991;
⦁ In the last 25 El Clásico matches, there was only one goalless draw – in 2019;
⦁ Real Madrid have not lost to Barcelona in the Super Cup since 2012 (4 wins);
⦁ Real Madrid scored in all the games of the season (25 games);
⦁ Barcelona scores with “creamy” in 6 games in a row.
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