Already on Wednesday, January 12 at the King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia FC Barcelona will face in the semi-final of the Spanish Super Cup with Real Madrid. Both teams are in a completely different position this season, and the league lost in October was won by the Kings (2: 1).
Troubled by injuries and infection with the COVID-19 virus of their main players, Barcelona is only sixth in the LaLiga table, losing as much as 19 points to the leader of Real Madrid. However, in the next match, Blaugran will be able to take advantage of several of them.
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Light in the tunnel
They took part in training at a stadium in Saudi Arabia Ansu Fati, Pedri Gonzalez, Ronald Araujo, Frenkie de Jong and also Ferran Torres. The latter was brought from Manchester City at the end of December 2021, but was waiting for the Spanish league authorities to register until his new club met the requirements of financial fair play.
This is great information for Xavi who will be able to benefit from more of his best players. Recently, the Dutchman Memphis Depay and the Brazilian could also play Dani AlvesSergi Roberto, Eric Garcia and Martin Braithwaite are also getting closer to returning to the squad.
Xavi will make his debut in El Clasico as a coach, and although both teams share a gap in the Spanish league, Madrid’s matches with Barcelona have their own rules. The Catalans have not been able to win with the team from Madrid for almost two years. They turned out to be better for the last time on March 2, 2019, winning 1-0.
The start of the Wednesday semi-final of the Spanish Super Cup is scheduled for 20.00. This meeting will be broadcast on the Eleven Sports 1 channel.