Barcelona will face arch-rival Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup final at Al-Awwal Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Sunday.
Barcelona was crowned champions last year after trouncing Real Madrid 3-1 in the final. But this season Barcelona was beaten by Madrid 2-1 in Laliga.
Real Madrid unseat Atletico Madrid in extra time 5-3 to seal their spot in the final. It was a dramatic thriller. It's all equal till the 115 minutes then, Madrid pulled the trigger twice.
Barcelona tightened the Osasuna and made it to the final with a 2-0 win, with Lewandowski and a late score by Lamine Yamal.
Xavi and Ancelotti are the tremendous coaches in the world, and their teams are very well-rounded. Xavi spoke in the pre-match press conference about the final, “We will give everything to fight for the title. I am extra motivated.
He added "Ancelotti is one of the best coaches in the world. We see football in the same way, but our methods are different. No one speaks badly about Ancelotti and he has left his mark in all countries. I have tremendous respect for him.”
Both captains of the teams are equally enthusiastic about the match. Nacho and Roberto shared their reviews as well in the pre-match conference.
Sergio Roberto said in his interview, "In the Clasico everything is equal. Both teams start in the same situation. The Barca-Madrid game is always a final and tomorrow is a real final. There will be maximum rivalry and I hope that like last year we can play a good game.”
Real Madrid captain Nacho said, “We know the opponent in front of us and we know what happened last year, but we arrived today with a positive dynamic. We want to win the title and even more so if it is against Barcelona.”
For both teams, this final is crucial to their future success. It will motivate them with an exquisite trophy or it will diminish your hopes for the remaining titles. So it’s not just a single match but decisive for the whole remaining season.
Barcelona will play against Unionistas in the Copa Del Rey round of 16. Real Madrid will play against Atletico Madrid in the Copa Del Rey. After this thrilling contest, both teams will depart Saudi Arabia for their upcoming matches in Spain.
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