Real Madrid beat Barcelona 3-2 in overtime and qualified as a finalist in the Spanish Super Cup, which is played in Saudi Arabia.
The “meringues” goals in the 90 minutes were scored by the Brazilian Vinicus Junior and the French Karim Benzema, while for the Catalans they were converted by the Dutch Luuk de Jong and Ansu Fati in the 38th minute of the complement, forcing them to go into extra time . In the first half of the extra Dembelé lost a ball in the middle of Madrid’s field, it was recovered by Casemiro, who led the counterattack in a very intelligent way to leave the Catalans outnumbered.
Casemiro left the ball at the feet of Brazilian Rodrygo, who overflowed and put the cross back, Vinicius faked and jumped on the ball, which was driven to the back of the net by the Uruguayan player Federico Valverde. Throughout the 120 minutes played, Real Madrid showed an enormous capacity to do damage every time it approached the area defended by Ter Stegen, while Barcelona depended on the individual starts of Dembelé and the youthful Pedri.
The Rey Fahd Stadium in the city of Ryad was the venue for this international edition of the Spanish superclassic in which those led by Carlos Ancelotti once again marked clear differences over the youthful and devalued Barcelona of Xavi Hernández.
Today at 4:00 p.m. (Argentina time), Atlético de Madrid and Athletic de Bilbao will face off, also in the city of Ryad and in the same stadium, while the final will be held next Sunday between the winner of this match and Real Madrid.
The Royal Spanish Federation decided to make changes to this tournament to make it more attractive and profitable from a financial point of view, and that is why in its 2020 edition the Saudis were able to enjoy these matches thanks to their petroeuros.