A for the pass to the final of the Super Cup

NEWS. 09/24/2022. Edu Well

Our team, current champion and winner of the last four editions, faces the host in the semifinals (6:30pm CET).

The Real Madrid The 2022/23 season kicks off this afternoon at the San Pablo Municipal Sports Pavilion in Seville. Chus Mateo’s men face Coosur Real Betis in the semifinals of the Endesa Super Cup. Our team, the most successful in the competition with 8 titles (the last 4 in a row), will face the host of the tournament and its fans. The madridistas are looking for their eighth final in 11 years.

This is the first challenge for the new Real Madrid in which it opens Chus Mateo as head coach. Two games separate him from a trophy that he is clearly dominating in recent times. After the title of the 1984-85 season, ours have lifted it 7 times since 2011. It will be the first time that they play it in Seville and they will do it against a rival that arrives with the desire of a rookie in this competition and who will be embraced by his audience.

The current champion must be prepared for a very demanding match. He is the first official of the season and the express adaptation of the entire squad will be essential. Of the new ones (Sergio Rodriguez, Musa, Hezonja y Cornelie) and international ones (Rudywhich was champion of Europethe European runners-up It was left over y Poiriery Deckwhich guided Argentina to the title of the AmeriCup and was named MVP). The balance in preseason is two wins (Unicaja and Zalgiris) and one loss (UCAM Murcia). For its part, the Coosur Real Betis arrives more grounded, with six friendlies behind them (3 wins and 3 losses).

Good feelings in attack

In pre-season testing, the Real Madrid he has hinted at his offensive potential despite having only half the number of players in the first team (90.3 points on average). Now, he will have to apply himself on defense. The Andalusians maintain a block of 7 players compared to last season and have added 6 new faces: Hill, in the point-guard position; centers Gerun and Tsalmpouris; and 3 very talented youngsters: Nzosa, from Unicaja; Rodions Kurucs and former Madrid player Amar Sylla. Báez will not be due to injury. This afternoon, a new season begins for us.


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