Soccer News – Real Madrid-Atletico Madrid
Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid will challenge for the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This is going to be a direct clash for the trophy after both teams won their 1/2-final matches.
In their 1/2-final game Real Madrid made a strong performance and beat Valencia with 3-1. After the first half Los Blancos already had two goals advantage after Toni Kroos and Isco found the net. In the second half Luka Modric made it 3-0 for Madrid, while Dani Parejo’s goal in the last minutes couldn’t have changed anything.
In this game Real Madrid’s manager Zinedine Zidane was without the services of the injured Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale. That’s why Luka Jovic started the game, while Zidane put five midfielders on the pitch – Modric, Isco, Kroos, Casemiro and Valverde. The young Brazilian star Rodrygo was left on the bench and he didn’t enter the pitch.
Zinedine Zidane is still perfect when playing finals with Real Madrid – nobody was able to beat his team in a final. Can Atletico Madrid change this?
Atletico Madrid went through Hell, but they managed to turn the game against Barcelona and eliminate the Catalans with a 3-2 win. Everything happened in the second half when all of the five goals were scored.
Koke opened the score for Atleti, but Leo Messi and Antoine Griezmann gave Barca advantage. It got really dramatic in the last 10 minutes when Alvaro Morata and Angel Correa scored past Neto and sent Atletico Madrid to the final.
Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Eden Hazard remain sidelined for Real Madrid, so Zidane could use the same team again on Sunday. In the same time Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone is without the services of Diego Costa and Thomas Lemar.
It’s going to be a spectacle between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid for the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday. Which one of these two Madrid giants will take the win?