Real Madrid – FC Barcelona: time, TV channel… Information about the match

Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, ​​who both qualified on penalties, meet in the final of the Spanish Super Cup with their first title of the Spanish season at stake.

The desert of the Arabian Peninsula has become a holiday destination for major sporting events at the beginning of the year. A month after the World Cup finals in Qatar and as Dakar crosses the sands of Saudi Arabia, another sporting event is taking place in the heart of the desert. Just like last year and in 2020, the Spanish football league has decided to relocate the Supercopa, the four-team mini-competition that is the key to the first trophy of the season. A way to export Spanish football and reach another audience like sponsors. If there are many reasons for such a shift, those related to the terrain are undoubtedly similar to the Iberian Peninsula.

Xavi: “You dream of playing in the final with Real Madrid”

Betis Sevilla and Valencia, who were invited to participate, did better than they appeared and pushed their opponents to penalties, but in the end it was FC Barcelona and Real Madrid who qualified for the final. A first since the competition adopted this four-man format and a great advertisement for the Saudi organizer. Last season it was the Clasico, but it was not the same in the semi-finals. This time, the Blaugranas and the Merengues play the final in a match where superiority is always a question. At the press conference, Xavi did not hide his enthusiasm, which is still on the field to face the eternal rival ten years ago. “When you’re a kid, you think about it, you dream about playing in the final against Real Madrid and everyone who sees you.”The former Catalan metronome, who won the Super Cup against Real in 2011, translates.
This time he will experience this final for the first time as a coach. A passionate Xavi looks to pass on the fire that drives him, just as he motivated his men to redouble their efforts in the semi-final. “We are not afraid, we are not worried. We have a golden chance to win the title, which will give us great confidence.”, he argued. An infectious ambition that the Blaugrana really needed when they failed to shine in their last two outings with penalties in the Copa del Rey, qualifying for extra time three days ago. Two matches that also highlight his spiritual resources. As satisfying as having a full workforce. “We came with our whole squad, that’s a big difference. We’ll try to set up our game, control their transitions and destabilize their defense, where they’re very strong. In the game, actually, that won’t change. More than the October clasico (Barcelona lost 1-3).”Xavi predicts.

Ancelotti is undefeated since 2010

On the other side of the field, Real Madrid will not give any gifts. The club reserved a special place for the finals as its coach. Indeed, crowned with 24 titles since his time on the bench, Carlo Ancelotti has not lost a final (match) in almost 13 years and the Community Shield in 2010 against Manchester United (1-3). Bulimia, far from satiating her. “Every day we fight for this, to reach the final. The team is motivated and confident because we are used to this type of pressure. All titles are important for this club. They give us motivation, confidence, good atmosphere… There is a lot in this match. “according to his statistics, the Italian technician takes the 100th title in the history of the White House. “We’re at a very demanding club and it doesn’t allow you to think you’ve won enough anymore. We have players who started winning in 2013 and continue to win today and never get tired of winning. It’s never going to happen, because they have very deep mental resources.”he continues.
Facing FC Barcelona raises the stakes and the desire to shine even higher. A matter of competition and history. In this relentless pursuit, Ancelotti must rely on his leaders, who have started well with Benzema after withdrawing at the last minute before the start of the World Cup. “Karim is back, it gives us a lot of confidence for the next matches. I feel that he is very motivated, trains well, is a very important part of our team. The team made up for his absence in the first half. Now he will help us a lot in the second half.”, assures former Milanese. He will join either Kroos or Carvajal among the captains responsible for guiding their young teammates. On the contrary, Barcelona has lost this habit and will call on other forces. “No matter what happens, the season will continue. But with the title in your pocket, everything is different. We are obliged to win this title.”, urging Xavi to be more motivated than ever to break his Italian counterpart’s streak and win his first Blaugrana coaching title. Who will find the oasis of his ambition in the desert, the disciple or the master, the graduate student or the caliph?

The final match of the Spanish Super Cup between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona will start at 20:00 at the King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia).

The Spanish Super Cup final between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona will be broadcast exclusively and without encryption. Channel The Team.

The meeting between “Real Madrid” led by Carlo Ancelotti and “Barcelona” led by Xavi will be broadcast on TNT channel 21.

BetClic: Real Madrid: 2.72 / Draw: 3.50 / FC Barcelona: 2.45

Sports Betting: Real Madrid: 2.65 / Draw: 3.45 / FC Barcelona: 2.55

Winamax: Real Madrid: 2.70 / Draw: 3.45 / FC Barcelona: 2.45

Real Madrid: Courtois – Carvajal, Militao, Rudiger, Mendy – Valverde, Kroos, Kamavinga – Rodrigo, Vinicius, Benzema (print.).

FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen – Sergi Roberto, Araujo, Kounde, Alba – Buquets (cap.), Gavi, Pedri – Dembele, Lewandowski, Fati.

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