This is the poster for the semifinals of the Spanish Supercup. FC Barcelona faces, this Wednesday evening, in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Real Madrid for a Clasico which promises to be enticing. Here is the full TV program.
Less than three months after their first confrontation of the season in La Liga, the two enemies of Spanish football find themselves in the Saudi desert. And Barça, beaten in the league on October 24 at Camp Nou (1-2), will try to take revenge on the club Merengue. Since this defeat, the Blaugrana have seen Xavi arrive on the bench of the Catalan club in place of Ronald Koeman. But the effects are still slow to be felt for Barcelona, only 6e of the Spanish championship.
For Real Madrid, all is well or almost. Despite their first defeat in three months, recorded on January 2 on the lawn of Getafe, the teammates of Karim Benzema occupy the head of La Liga and will present themselves as the favorites of this confrontation. “In theory, we might have the favorites label. But (…) Barça will always be a strong opponent for Real Madrid. It’s not called a Clasico for nothing, ”Carlo Ancelotti recalled last weekend.
The two clubs will aim for the final to try to win their first trophy of the season at the King-Fahd international stadium (67,000 seats), where the winner of this Clasico will find the winner of the other semi-final, which will oppose, on Thursday, Atlético Madrid, champion of Spain, at Athletic Bilbao, holder of the title.
Spanish Supercup semi-final
Wednesday January 12 in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
From 8 p.m. live and in full on the L’Équipe channel