LIVE – Real Madrid-Barcelona: Barca select for Super Cup
Another stop from Courtois
In real pain. This time, Courtois must intervene in front of Lewandowski to save his people. Corner.
Ousmane Dembélé, served by Balde on the right, sends in a cross but sees Courtois save well with his right foot. 3-0 was close…
The start of “Real” is a long time ago
You’d think Real would come back with a bang. This is not so. Los Blancos always struggle to get the ball out. They are currently unresolved.
Christensen yellow card
Beaten by a hook from Rodrygo, the Dane hooks the Brazilian and is logically warned.
We started again
We will see if “Real” will be able to raise its head and offer something else.
He gives way to Eduardo Kamavinga
The French midfielder is replaced by Rodrigo once, in the second round. He probably didn’t score any points in Carlo Ancelotti’s eyes tonight…
There is no change in the Barça side, Lewandowski is there.
Benzema has a full discussion with Courtois in the corridors of the stadium
“Golden ball” does not seem satisfied with the first half. We can understand that.
Some statistics to look forward to
– 54% possession for Barça at half-time
– 3 shots for Barça (3 on target) against 1 for Real (0 on target).
– 9 fouls by “Real” and only 2 by “Barca”.
– Barça won 27 duels, Real won 13
Was Lewandowski physically affected?
Robert Lewandowski was still complaining about his ribs when he returned to the dressing room. To see if it will still be on the lawn when it goes on.
It’s half past one
Barça had a nice advantage in the last win. Xavi could win his first title on the Catalan bench in about an hour.
LEWANDOWSKIIII! 2-0 BARCA!
Thanks to De Jong’s intervention, Gavi and Lewandowski present themselves in a 2v1 against Rudiger. The Spanish midfielder on the left is on the ground waiting for the right moment to serve the full axis of the pole. The number 9 should only adjust Courtois! The break is over!
Welcome from Camavinga
Dembélé goes all the way, accelerates, but Camavinga gets behind him and makes a fine tackle to clear the ball away.
And now the motivating stadium… Barça
After conceding Real’s claim earlier in the meeting, the local community is now rooting for Barca. Reversible jackets are all the rage in Riyadh.
Camavinga is no longer there
Another dangerous ball loss from the French midfielder. Since the Barça goal, he seems to have destabilized.
Logical account opening
Without crushing Real, “Barca” generally dominated this first round. He was able to punish his opponent by taking advantage of a bad turnover.
Camavinga loses the ball 25m from goal, goes in behind him too quickly, Busquets replaces Gavi, who displaces himself, Lewandowski, who recovers the ball on the left of the surface and sends a low shot past Courtois from the left. 1-0 Barcelona!
Rüdiger on the ground
Barcelona’s free-kick is saved by Courtois as best he can, punching Rudiger in the process. He stood up after the intervention of medical staff.
Ferland Mendy yellow card
The French right-back receives a warning for his foul on compatriot Ousmane Dembéle. Dangerous free kick for Barça.
Lewandowski is under control
The Polish striker was manipulated by a member of the medical staff who remained on the sidelines. We don’t know what he really has because he quickly returns to his seat.
Everything happens in the same half of the field
Apart from two or three very vertical moves, Real never cross the center line with the ball.
Ter Stegen is ahead of Benzema
Modric made a low cross for Benzema, but Ter Stegen appeared on the clock at 200 and pushed the ball past the Frenchman. Which was largely offside. He does not regret it.
Barça regained control
The Madrid players still leave the ball to the Catalans, who make small passes from 40 meters.
Ah Benzema opportunity!
Here is Madrid’s answer. From the left, Ferland crosses the penalty area for Mendy Benzema. The French striker, who retreated a little, managed to recover his header, but saw that the ball went over the frame.
Barça is better
After five brave first minutes, it is the Catalan team that dominates the debate. Real Madrid plays relatively poorly.
Writing for Barça!
Lewandowski inherits a full ball just outside Madrid’s zone and sparks a tight shot. Courtois should be positioned to evade duty. It was real hot!
The Polish striker sends a header over Courtois’ goal from behind. However, he appeared to be offside.
The Brazilian striker was cut across the touchline by Araujo when the ball was already out. Finally, he gets up without much difficulty. Throw-in for Barca from the touchline.
Barca starts to press
“Real” has been struggling to get the ball out for several minutes.
Dangerous free kick for Barca
35m free-kick from the Madrid goal after Kroos’ foul on Busquets. Pedri takes care of it and is very close to finding Araujo at the far post. The Uruguayan defender misses the ball by a few centimeters.
Real keep the ball
Carlo Ancelotti’s players have the ball in the first minutes. Without making too much of the ball.
Barca players whistled
Amazing atmosphere in Riyadh as Barça players whistle (a little) when they have the ball. Saudi people are merengue. “Madrid, Madrid” is heard in the stadium.
It’s Clasico time!
Karim Benzema just gave the starting point.
Players enter the field
With a warm handshake between the two coaches on the sidelines.
Well equipped stadium
If the stands were sparse during the first games of this Spanish Super Cup, the Saudi public gave a gift to the final this time.
Benzema will continue?
The French striker has played three games since the resumption of the World Cup. For four goals.
Real has been more successful in recent Clasicos
Real Madrid have a record of six wins to one loss in the last seven Clasicos in official matches (since last summer’s Real-Barça friendly).
The last match between the two great rivals will take place on October 16, in La Liga. Madrid won at home with a score of 3:1.
Barça’s eleven with owners Dembélé and Koundé
Ter Stegen – Araujo, Christensen, Kounde, Balde – Busquets, Pedri, De Jong – Gavi, Lewandowski, Dembele.
Real sends the composition without surprises
Courtois – Carvajal, Militao, Rudiger, Mendy – Modric, Kroos, Kamavinga – Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius.
There are two clubs neck and neck on the list
Barça lead the awards with 13 titles (1983, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2018) and 11 wins (only 11 from Madrid). 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2008, 2012, 2017, 2020, 2022) for 5 defeats in the final.
Hello to everybody
After defeating Valencia and Betis Sevilla, Real and Barca meet in the second Clasico of the season for the Spanish Super Cup final. It will start at 20:00 at Roi-Fahd international stadium.