Follow the game live:
18:40. We are waiting for the official confirmation of the eleven of Barcelona, where the presence of Ferran Torres is expected.
18:28. On the other hand, Dani Carvajal returns to eleven. The youth squad is the only pure right-back that the Madrid squad has, but his continuous physical problems forced Ancelotti to use Lucas Vázquez in the lane, following Zidane’s idea.
18:15. What a surprise the Italian coach has given. David Alaba was being the best player on the entire defensive line, with permission from the great level of Militao, but some muscular discomfort left him out of the game. In kicking off the ball, the Austrian is key to Madrid’s interests. Nacho will act as a left-handed central defender.
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18:00. Ancelotti surprises with his eleven for the semifinal … Without Alaba !: Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Nacho, Mendy; Casemiro, Kroos, Modric; Asensio, Vinicius and Benzema.
Fútbol Club Barcelona and Real Madrid face each other in Riyadh in the Spanish Super Cup. The ‘Final Four’ format allows this semifinal, the winner of which will face the team that comes out victorious from Atlético de Madrid-Athletic Club next Sunday. At the sporting level, the differences between the Madridistas and the Blaugranas are more than evident: 17 points separate them both in the LaLiga standings. While Carlo Ancelotti’s pupils have found a reliable dynamic of results, Xavi Hernández’s Barça is still looking for the key to a good game and, above all, to add three at a time.