Atlético – Athletic in the 2022 Spanish Super Cup: when and where to watch the match | sports
The semifinals of the Spanish Super Cup are being played these days with the controversy of Saudi Arabia as the host country of the matches. The second semifinal of the tournament will face Atlético de Madrid and Athletic Club de Bilbao at the King Fahd Stadium, on Thursday, January 13 at 8:00 p.m. Spanish time. Marcelino’s men come to the competition to defend the title they won against FC Barcelona last year.
This is the complete list of the Basques, which includes Yuri after almost nine months of absence due to pubalgia and an injury, but not Unai Núñez and Unai Vencedor, the first bruised and the second injured, nor Capa and Villalibre: Unai Simón, Jokin Ezkieta, Julen Agirrezabala, Petxarroman, Iñigo Martínez, Yeray, Vesga, Berenguer, Sancet, Iñaki Williams, Muniain, Vivian, Dani García, Lekue, Yuri Berchiche, De Marcos, Zarraga, Villalibre, Capa, Raúl García, Nolaskoain, Balenziaga, Nico Williams and Serrano.
As for Atlético de Madrid, these are the players summoned in Riyadh: Lecomte, Oblak, Christian, Giménez, Lodi, Felipe, Hermoso, Vrsaljko, Rojas, Kondogbia, De Paul, Koke, Lemar, Llorente, Herrera, Carrasco, Javi Serrano , Alberto Moreno, Carlos Marín, Joao Félix, Suárez, Correa, Cunha and Giuliano. Simeone’s team will not be able to count on Montenegrin Stefan Savic in the semi-finals against Athletic Club, who is left out for not having recovered in time from his muscle injury, nor Antoine Griezmann, who carries the injury suffered in the derby against Real Madrid.
The choice of Saudi Arabia as the venue for the 2022 Spanish Super Cup has been publicly questioned from various quarters. In sports, the Athletic player Raúl García declared to EL PAÍS: “It doesn’t make sense to play outside of Spain. It’s the Spanish Super Cup, and it should be played there”. The mayor of Bilbao Juan Mari Aburto lamented along the same lines and the LGTBI secretary of the PSOE, Víctor Gutiérrez, has also criticized that the Spanish championship is decided in a “totalitarian” country.
Thursday’s game between Atlético de Madrid and Athletic Bilbao will be seen live on television on the Movistar channel #Vamos (dial 8) and can also be followed on the EL PAÍS website. The grand final, which will be played by the winning teams of both semifinals, will be on Sunday, January 16.
Semifinal: FC Barcelona – Real Madrid (2-3)
Semifinal: Atlético de Madrid – Athletic Club de Bilbao (Thursday, January 13 at 8:00 p.m.)
Final: Real Madrid – Winner of Atlético vs Athletic (Sunday, January 16)
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