Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao you see the faces in the match that decides the Spanish Super Cup title, which faces its 2021/2022 season. The white team arrives with good feelings after beating FC Barcelona in extra time 2-3, while the Bilbao team came from behind Atletico Madrid 1-2, with two goals from set pieces, one of his great strengths.
The players of Ancelotti They arrive with the awareness that they have the opportunity to add the first title of the season, against a Athletic Bilbao who is the reigning champion of the competition. Last season, the team Marcelino Garcia Toral won by 1-2 against Real Madrid in the semifinals, a result that they will try to repeat and return to add a title for the second consecutive season.
The Real Madrid is the sole leader of LaLiga Santander with 49 points, with a five-point advantage over Sevilla, who has 44 points but one less game. Right now the team Ancelotti is the strongest in the classification and starts as a favorite in this Grand Final of the Spanish Super Cup, which takes place in Saudi Arabia.
The Real Madrid had a great semi-final against FC Barcelona on day 12, where he won by 2-3 against Xavi Hernández’s team in extra time, thanks to a goal from Faith Valverde. Carlo Ancelotti can count on Daniel Carvajal on the right side, as well as Mendy on the left. In the center of the field, Casemiro, Modric and Kroos will be holders Up, Vinicius Junior (at the expense of seeing how he is physically) and Benzema are at a high level and indisputable. In fact, both saw the door again before him. FC Barcelona.
The Athletic by Marcelino Garcia Toral, meanwhile, arrives in the opposite dynamic, where the comeback against Atletico Madrid gives him a boost of spirit and shows once again that in this short competition format he shines with his own light. The Basque team occupies the ninth place in the standings with 28 points.
The Athletic Bilbao will not be able to count on Unai Winner, where surely in the double pivot it will repeat with Dani Garcia and Zarraga. The Real Madrid, for his part, did not bring Mariano Diaz or Baleboth injured.
The Real Madrid He has met twice with the Athletic Bilbao this season in La Liga Santander. In the stadium Santiago Bernabeu, the white team won 1-0, with a great performance by Thibaut Courtois. In San Mames, again the white team won 1-2, with two goals from Karim Benzema. The Athletic will try to show a better defensive strength, since in this format it is one of its great strengths.
When is Real Madrid – Athletic Bilbao played?
The match is played on Sunday, January 16, at 7:30 p.m.
Where to watch Real Madrid – Athletic Bilbao?
The meeting can be seen by LET’S GO (Dials 8 and 45), Platform Channel Movistar Plus. You can follow all the information about the match live on the Mundo Deportivo website.