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Barça and Atlético, with less rest that Madrid and Valencia in the Spanish Supercup

Published:11/11/2019 - 17:59h

Updated:11/11/2019 - 17:59h

FC Barcelona and Atlético de Madrid will afford the second semifinal of the Spanish Supercup 2019, by what the winner will have a day less of rest than Valencia and Real Madrid

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The FC Barcelona already knows that it will have to confront to the Athletic of Madrid in the semifinals of the Supercopa of Spain, the next 9 January, a day after they have done it Valencia and Real Madrid. Like this the things, the team trained by Ernesto Valverde will have of a day less than rest that Valencia or Real Madrid to face a hypothetical final.

In spite of having less time of rest, the Barça does not look for excuses and will go out to the stadium King Abdullah Sports City, of Jeddah, with the certainty to have of the sufficient resources as to conquer the title. The culés will arrive to Saudi Arabia after having contested a demanding 'derbi' against the RCD Espanyol in Cornellá-The Prat, the weekend of 5 January.

If the 'derbis' already of by himself are intense, the delicate situation that crosses to day of today the RCD Espanyol -in places of descent- will do that the 'pericos' go out with a greater intensity in front of his fans, by what the FC Barcelona could finish more wear# out of the usual to assume few days afterwards the meeting in front of the Athletic of Madrid of the 'Cholo' Simeone.

The 'colchoneros' already have deleted to the FC Barcelona until in two occasions of the Champions League in the last years, although it was in eliminatory to double party. In Glass of Rey and League, the results have been favourable to the Barça in the last years and the Barcelona team, besides, will confront this season to an Athletic with a lot of changes in all the lines of the field, especially in defence.

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Both teams, in any case, tantearán a month before in LaLiga Santander, since the FC Barcelona will visit Wanda Metropolitan the next 1 December, in the corresponding party to the day 15. Further of the result and of his consequences in League, the most important for both teams will be to analyse mutually and configure like this the best strategy for the duel of Supercopa.

Valencia or Real Madrid -the one who was that it arrive to the final- will have of a day more than rest that FC Barcelona or Athletic, but no repercutirá in excess taking into account that, to these heights of the competition, the players of the four teams will be more rested when having enjoyed of the holidays of Christmas beside his families. It foresees a big equality and a lot of show in the Supercopa 2019-20.

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