Super Cup: Nine years later Real Madrid and Barcelona meet in the final | Video

Super Cup: Nine years later Real Madrid and Barcelona meet in the final |  Video

Real Madrid and Barcelona FC will shine this Sunday at the King Fahd International Stadium in the Final of the Supercopa de España, a unique duel for a title that both teams have not played in almost nine years.

The Merengue team and the Blaugranas needed penalties to let Valencia and Betis get in the way in the second Clásico of the season after Liga Santander, which Madrid won 3-1.

Now the stakes are higher as it allows the winner to lift a trophy, a situation that is the case for those led by Xavi Hernández. This has not happened since April 17, 2021, when they captured the King’s Cup with then quarterback Ronald Koemann.

The two most victorious teams in the history of Spanish football meet again to win a title considered ‘small’ by many, but important for both, perhaps even more important for the luckiest Catalan team after years of turnaround . April 2014, they have not seen each other in a similar situation.

And that’s it, although Real Madrid and Barcelona they fought for their Supercopa de España for the last time in the summer of 2017, which was a doubles match, with a resounding madridista win 5-1.

So to see the two fight for a title, you have to go back to April 16, 2014 at the Mestalla Stadium in Valencia, a night when Italians Carlo Ancelotti was also coach, but in which Xavi, as a player, still wears the blaugrana uniform. The controversial trophy was the King’s Cup and victory went to Real Madrid 2-1 with the fate of the recently retired Gareth Bale remembered from the 85th minute.

In addition to the two technicians, Karim Benzema, Dani Carvajal and Luka Modric still survive in the selection for this match for Madrid, while for barca Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets remain. They were also part of these models Nacho Fernandez who could finish 11th in the final, and Sergi Roberto.

Since that night in Valencia, El Clásico have yet to appear in a title fight when they see their faces next Sunday at Saudi Arabia’s King Fahd International Stadium at 1pm in central Mexico.

(With information from Europa Press)

Source: La Neta Neta

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