Real Madrid Vs Barcelona Live Reddit Score 12/1/2022
The Spanish Super Cup returns this week and kicks off with a Clasico as Barcelona take on Real Madrid in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday at 7pm (UK time). Barcelona are in the competitions as 2020/21 Copa del Rey winners and are the most successful side in Spanish Super Cup history with 13 wins, last claiming victory in 2018 before the format change. Real Madrid, meanwhile, earned their spot as La Liga’s runners-up last season and will be looking to reach the final for the second time in three years since the format change, winning in 2019/20 and losing a Clasico semi-final last year.
Barcelona have been boosted by negative COVID tests from Pedri and Ferran Torres which means the pair can now travel to Riyadh to link up with the rest of the Blaugrana squad who travelled on Monday. Also included in the Barcelona squad are Ronald Araujo, Ansu Fati and Frenkie de Jong, but the trio haven’t been declared fit just yet and their inclusion against Real Madrid remains to be seen (though Araujo could play in a protective hand splint). Ez Abde is involved after turning down a Morocco call up for the Africa Cup of Nations and may start in an attacking line-up alongside Memphis Depay and Ousmane Dembele.
Real Madrid have also named an understandably strong squad for the Super Cup and will name their best possible XI to try to beat rivals Barcelona. Gareth Bale is the only major name not to have travelled to Saudi Arabia, with Karim Benzema, Vinicius and Marco Asensio aspected the make up the attacking trio for Carlo Ancelotti. The Real Madrid team should look identical to the one that beat Valencia 4-1 at the weekend. Old foes Barcelona and Real Madrid prepare to lock horns at the King Fahd Stadium in Saudi Arabia for the semi-finals of the Spanish Super Cup. Either Athletic Bilbao or Atletico Madrid lie in wait for the winners of Wednesday’s tie, with the final set to take place on Sunday night.
The 2021-22 Spanish Super Cup will be decided this week with the semifinals beginning on Wednesday as Real Madrid face Barcelona in El Clasico. The match will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with the winners taking on either Atletico Madrid or Athletic Club in Sunday’s final. Barca lost in the final last year to Athletic, while Real Madrid were in the final two years ago, beating rival Atletico Madrid. La Blaugrana can forget about any sort of title charge this season, although the race to compete in Europe is one that they are very much in, and a priceless piece of mid-season silverware could present itself to Xavi’s men in Saudi Arabia this month. Barcelona have claimed a record 13 titles in the Spanish Super Cup but found themselves on the wrong end of a 3-2 scoreline against Athletic Bilbao last term .
Barca: New star signing Ferran Torres is unavailable for this game after having just been registered, but he’s in Saudi Arabia alongside Pedri, who also misses out with an injury. Otherwise, it is a pretty strong Barca squad on paper tasked with beating their biggest rival. The expectation is for Memphis Depay to lead the front line, with potentially Ousmane Dembele joining him. Don’t be surprised if Dani Alves also plays over the out-of-favor Sergino Dest.
Real Madrid: Los Blancos enter the match extremely healthy, with only Gareth Bale and Mariano out injured. The team just got Eduardo Camavinga back at the weekend, and Carlo Ancelotti will have a pretty complete squad to choose his lineup from. While he’ll feel confident in getting to the final, El Clasico is always intense, physical and full of drama. The key for Real will be to play a bit smarter than they have been, conceding dangerous set pieces and risking bookings with ill-timed tackles. If they can be composed in defense, they should have more than enough on the other end to win.
It would be a surprise to see the former Everton boss make many alterations from the side that saw off Valencia, with Federico Valverde – who famously hauled Alvaro Morata down when he was clean through on goal in the 2020 final – taking his place on the bench.
NAME: Barcelona – Real Madrid
DATE: 12 Jan 2022
TIME: 19:00 UTC
VENUE: King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia