CLASSIFIED FOR THE FINAL
This is how Real Madrid benefited from the new Supercopa's format
Published:9/01/2020 - 01:23h
Updated:9/01/2020 - 09:41h
The Spanish Super Cup has suffered a major metamorphosis from the previous seasons to the current one, something that has benefited Real Madrid
From it does years, the Supercopa of Spain was traditionally a tournament veraniego contested to gone and turn between the champion of LaLiga Santander and the champion of the Glass of Rey. Nevertheless, it does some months approved the change of format, the dates and also the new headquarters, that happened to be the stadiums of the two teams participants to the King Abdullah Sports City of Saudi Arabia.
The dates happened to be to summer to be in winter and the change of format also included the most important factor: in place of two participants, the Supercopa of Spain happened to have four. By the norm, in addition to the champion of League and of the of Glass, would add the second classified of the domestic competition and the runner-up copero.
Given these circumstances, the FC Barcelona classified like champion of LaLiga, Valencia did it like winner of the Glass of Rey and the Athletic of Madrid, like classified second suspender belt. Nevertheless, it occurred something that trastocó the format: the Barça, that attended to the tournament like champion suspender belt, also was the second classified of the Glass of Rey, by what only there were three classified teams.
In these circumstances, the rule dictated that, since the Barcelona would not occupy the square of runner-up copero, the team that would relieve them would be the third qualifier of LaLiga. The whites occupied the last stair of the podium by behind the Barcelona and of the rojiblancos, by what finally attended to the appointment.
In this way, the change of format of the Supercopa of Spain benefited to the group of Zinedine Zidane, that in no case had been able to participate in the tournament if it had kept the previous format or if the FC Barcelona had not coincided in the squares of champion of LaLiga and runner-up of the Glass of Rey.
The Real Madrid, favourite
The Real Madrid carries several weeks showing that it goes back to be aspiring to absolutely all the competitions and his starts in this new Supercopa have not been able to be better: partidazo against Valencia and note to the final by the big door. It was the FC Barcelona or the Athletic of Madrid the one who happen of round, will not have it at all easy against the whites.