Real Madrid and Barcelona meet in Riyadh on Sunday for the Spanish Super Cup final. Xavi’s men are aiming for their 14th title and the Whites aim to match Barça’s 13th.
Also by penalties. Carlo Ancelotti’s men are defending the title while Barca last won it in 2018 and while that’s not generally seen as a priority, the fact that it’s a straight away Clasico game gives it more meaning on both sides .
“I already see Real as very, very strong,” said Xavi before the game.”Psychologically, they have an advantage because they’ve played in more finals, so they have more experience. We have to show our ambition and that we’re hungry to finally win a title.
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That’s why we’re here and we want 90 or 120 minutes to be able to do it.” “I liked the pitch,” said Ancelotti of Xavi’s criticism, “it’s a topic that has caused controversy over the years and I don’t want to say what I did originally said wanted to say.The field can be a bit hard, but you can still play good football on it.
Real: Aurelien Tchouameni and David Alaba did not travel to Saudi Arabia with calf problems, while Álvaro Odriozola had a muscle problem that prevented him from playing a role against Valencia.
Lucas Vázquez, Eduardo Camavinga and Eder Militao suffered blows and were substituted, only the Frenchman can play here. Dani Carvajal and Ferland Mendy could start with Luka Modric also starting.
“I saw Cristiano Ronaldo and he’s happy and motivated,” said Ancelotti of the Portuguese superstar’s visit. to Real’s training before the game. “He likes the place and the country.I think you’re fine and you made the right decision to come here.
Barca: Xavi doesn’t have any major availability issues to consider but he should still make some changes from the team that beat Betis.
Andreas Christensen and Alejandro Balde could start, while Sergio Busquets and Ansu Fati could start with Raphinha and Gavi. likely players to give way.
Ferran Torres, Marcos Alonso and Franck Kessie could also feature at some point. Prognosis This could go to penalties given how the two semi-finals went, but I see Real as a one-on-one lead by just
Pick: Real 2, Barca 1.