Spanish Super Cup: Madrid imposes its law against Barcelona | sports
Real Madrid defeated Barcelona 2-3 in the semifinal of the Spanish Super Cup that was played in Saudi Arabia. The game, cyclothymic and dynamic, essentially entertaining, was a toast for the fans in Riyadh. Madrid imposed their football in the first half. And Vinicius certified it, with his goal after Benzema’s good pass, until Luuk de Jong caught a rebound to make it 1-1 on the scoreboard. Xavi rectified at halftime. The Catalan coach sent Pedri and Abde to the field, but it was Ansu Fati who changed the face of Barcelona. The youth squad, after recovering from the muscle injury, was once again the protagonist on the scoreboard to sign the tie. Before, Benzema had signed 1-2 when the most comfortable Barça players were in the duel. Xavi Hernández, however, penalized the risk he had assumed when he left Dembélé, Fati, Memphis and Abde on the field. Madrid, with spaces, does not forgive him. The play was administered by Rodrygo and the goal was sealed by Valverde. Impossible to understand the cry of the Uruguayan without the (non) participation of Vinicius, who let the leather pass so that the 15th could define calmly from the heart of the area. Then, when there was no more gasoline, Ancelotti tried to put the duel to sleep. He got it.
Ter Stegen, Piqué, Alves (Nico González, min. 77), Ronald Araújo, Alba, Busquets, Frenkie De Jong (Pedri, min. 45), Pablo Páez Gavira (Depay, min. 77), Ferrán Torres (Abdessamad Ezzalzouli, min. 45), Luuk de Jong (Ansu Fati, min. 65) and Ousmane Dembélé
Courtois, Dani Carvajal (Lucas Vázquez, min. 90), Eder Militao, Nacho, Ferland Mendy, Modric (Federico Valverde, min. 82), Kroos, Casemiro, Benzema, Marco Asensio (Rodrygo, min. 67) and Vinicius Junior ( Camavinga, min. 109)
Goals 0-1 min. 24: Vinicius Junior. 1-1 min. 40: Luuk de Jong. 1-2 min. 71: Benzema. 2-2 min. 82: Ansu Fati. 2-3 min. 97: Federico Valverde.
Referee Jose Luis Munuera Montero
Yellow cards Ferrán Torres (min. 22), Alves (min. 50), Casemiro (min. 74) and Federico Valverde (min. 98)
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Welcome to the live match between Real Madrid and Barcelona.
It will be a pleasure to share the duel with you.
We already know the eleven of Real Madrid for the classic in the semifinal of the Spanish Super Cup.
In goal Courtois. At the rear: Carvajal, Militao, Nacho and Mendy. In the center of the field they play the usual ones, Casemiro, Kroos and Modric. On the attack Asensio will accompany Vinicius and Benzema.
Confirmed line ups on both teams. The protagonists jump onto the field to start the warm-up exercises
Barcelona will take the field with these 11 players.
Ter Stegen, in goal. Four defenses, Dani Alves, Piqué, Araujo and Jordi Alba. In the center of the field they will play F. De Jong, Busquets and Gavi. Above: Dembélé, L. De Jong and Ferran Torres.
Ferran Torres will make his debut in the Barça team.
The forward arrived in Riyadh this morning after overcoming the covid and after Barcelona was able to square the numbers of the salary limit.
In the eleven of Madrid the presence of Nacho was not expected. Alaba suffers muscle discomfort and Carlo Ancelotti decides not to risk with the former Bayern defender and bets on the youth squad. There are no surprises in Madrid’s eleven.
Ancelotti, soft hand of word and strict plan in the line-ups, begins the decisive stretch in the Super Cup with very marked hierarchies, where only the right attack dances, now with Asensio on the rise.
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