MADRID WILL PLAY AGAINST ATHLETIC
FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad will play again in the Super Cup
Published:17/12/2020 - 13:39h
Updated:17/12/2020 - 17:36h
The RFEF has celebrated this Thursday the draw for the Spanish Super Cup. FC Barcelona will face Real Sociedad in the semifinals of the tournament, while Real Madrid and Athletic Club will play the other 'semis'
This Thursday to the midday has celebrated the draw of the Supercopa of Spain that will contest in January of 2020. The tournament, corresponding to the past season 2019/2020, will contest , in principle, in Andalucia of the 13 to 17 January of the next year. The semifinals will be the 13 and on 14 January, whereas the big final will be the 17 in the stadium of the Cartuja of Seville.
The FC Barcelona, that will be present after having remained 2º in LaLiga, will confront to the Real Sociedad in Córdoba. On the other hand, the Real Madrid, champion of League the campaign 19/20 and first head of series of this draw, will play in semis in front of the Athletic Club in The Rosaleda. Two tremendously interesting crosses that will be a proof of fire for the two big of the Spanish football.
It is necessary to remember that white and Barcelona could not play between them in semifinals because neither the Real Sociedad neither the Athletic Club have played still the final of the Glass of Rey. The Real Spanish Federation of Football decided, therefore, that the finalists of Glass only would confront to culés or madridistas. For this reason, the Classical, if it takes, will be in the big final of this Supercopa.
Precisely this week, the Barcelona has confronted to the group donostiarra and the merengues to the bilbaínos. The culés won this Wednesday by 2-1 thanks to an excelsa first part. In the second, the ones of Imanol Bailiff showed because they are the leaders of LaLiga and were very near of empatar, although the character barcelonista and two paradones of Marc-André ter Stegen avoided it.
On the other hand, the Madrid also won suffering to the Athletic and did not sentence the crash until the last minute, thanks to a goal of Karim Benzema (3-1). The ones of Zidane left empatar against 10 after the expulsion of Raúl García to the start of the duel, and had a bad time in the second time. Luckily for them, the goals of Benzema (2) allowed them add 3 points more in his fight by LaLiga.
Arabia denied to take the Supercopa this 2021
It is necessary to remember that this Supercopa had to contest in Saudi Arabia, but finally the Asian country denied arguing that it did not go out them to account receive the tournament if it could not go in people to the stadium by the pandemia. In spite of everything, Luis Rubiales, president of the RFEF, ensured this Thursday that the idea is to go back to Arabia in 2022. "We sign with three years with Saudi Arabia, more other three optional, what helps us to fund several projects of professional football and no professional. We look for to expand the agreement to guarantee the finance of said programs", affirmed.