The King Fahd International Stadium in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, will host the fiery clash between Spain’s Barcelona teams and their traditional rivals Real Madrid during the Clasico, which is due to take place at nine in the evening on Wednesday in the semi-finals. of the 38th edition of the Spanish Supercup.
The Spanish Supercup competitions in Saudi Arabia will see the participation of 4 clubs in the tournament, which will take place from January 12 to 16, and they are: Atletico Madrid, the champion of the Spanish championship, Barcelona, the king of the Spanish Cup, Real Madrid, vice-champion of the championship, and Athletic Bilbao, vice-champion of the Cup.
Barcelona topped the list of clubs with the most Spanish Super Cup titles in history with 13 times out of a total of 25 previous appearances.
On the other hand, Real Madrid have managed to win the Spanish Super Cup 11 times to come second behind the Catalan team in the list of the most sacred, since the royal has won his 11 titles out of a total of 17 appearances. previous to the tournament.
Real Madrid are armed with a host of stars, led by French striker Karim Benzema, Brazilian Vinicius Junior, and Belgian Eden Hazard, while the roster announced by Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti, which included 24 players, saw the absence of the duo Gareth Bale and Mariano Diaz. , while Dani Carvajal and Serbian Luka Jovic returned.
On the other hand, Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez received good news after the Clasico roster saw the return of young star Ansu Fati after recovering from injury, in addition to the duo Ronald Araujo and Frenkie de Jong.
Real Madrid lead the Spanish League standings this season with 49 points for 15 wins, 4 draws, 2 losses, 41 goals and 17 games, knowing they have played more matches than the leading teams.
Barcelona are fifth in the La Liga table, with 32 points, winning 8 games, in 8 draws, losing 4 games, scoring 31 goals and receiving 23.
The Clasico winner is scheduled to meet tonight in the final match of the Spanish Super, with the winner of the other semi-final game, which brings together the teams of Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao at the “King Fahd International Stadium “at nine o’clock tomorrow night, Thursday.
Real Madrid have won the Spanish Super Cup for the eleventh time in their history, having beaten Atletico Madrid on penalties in the last game in January 2020 in the first edition hosted by Saudi Arabia, while Athletic Bilbao beat Barcelona by three goals to two in the 2021 final, which It took place in Spain after his transfer from Saudi Arabia due to the spread of the Corona virus and fears of an increase in infections.
It is worth noting that Real Madrid have beaten Barcelona 2-1 in the tenth round of the Spanish League in the current season 2021-2022.