Real Madrid and Barcelona Meet in the Spanish Super CupPublished August 13, 2017 by Florin P
The first El Clasico of this season has Real Madrid and Barcelona playing for the Super Cup (9:00 p.m UK Time).
Real Madrid won the domestic championship last season and also prevailed in the Champions League. It was a major victory for the club and a direct triumph against Barcelona, who had to settle for the Copa del Rey. Now the two teams lock horns for the first time this season as they play for the Super Cup at Camp Nou in Barcelona.
Home Pitch Advantage for the Catalans
Real Madrid and Barcelona have traditionally won more points when they had to advantage and this gives the Catalans the edge tonight. The fact that the Super Cup will be decided at the end of a two legged matched means that both teams will think about the second fixture. Barcelona will try to win the opening round and that’s why the starting formation looks more offensive.
The friendly games campaign has pitted them against some of the best teams in the world and they won all three matches. Manchester United, Juventus and Real Madrid were all powerless to stop them and conceded plenty of goals. This gives Barcelona an edge over their archrivals and bolsters their morale.
Terrible Campaign of Friendly Games for Real Madrid
The reigning Champions League and La Liga champions are still reeling after the ICC matches played last month. They lost all three of them and were outplayed in every single match, which doesn’t look too promising ahead of this fixture. Avoiding defeat in the first official match is something that Real Madrid will prioritize, so the starting formation doesn’t look to offensive.
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