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MADRID WAITS IN THE FINAL

Barça measures Atlético in search of the Supercopa's final

Published:9/01/2020 - 00:25h

Updated:9/01/2020 - 00:28h

Real Madrid is already waiting for a rival in the final of the Spanish Super Cup, which will come out of the clash between FC Barcelona and Atlético de Madrid

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It arrived the first key moment of this 2020, in which it will put at stake the first title of the season: the Supercopa of Spain. The Real Madrid already has done the duties happening pro on of Valencia (1-3) and now rival wait in the final, that will go out of the second semifinals in which they will see the faces the FC Barcelona and the Athletic of Madrid.

It is true that the group of Diego Pablo Simeone did a lot of changes in the staff in summer and that his results to date are not to throw rockets, but still and like this already showed to the Barça does hardly some weeks that are a very dangerous rival. In this duel of LaLiga, the culés carried the three points in an only explainable victory by the bad fortune of the colchoneros, the paradones of Ter Stegen and a genialidad final of Leo Messi.

The new meeting between Catalans and Madrilenian will take place in the King Abdullah Sports City this Thursday to the 20:00 (peninsular schedule Spanish), moment in which it will burst a war in which Valverde will not be able to have some of his more important soldiers: they will not be the own Ter Stegen by injury, neither neither Ousmane Dembélé and Arthur Melo by more physical problems.

Given the circumstances, Net will receive a new opportunity with the titularity in front of the colchoneros, relieving to the that turned into hero in Wanda does relatively little time. The eleven of face to the party is quite predictable, with the only doubts in the right side, with Sergi Roberto or Nélson Semedo like candidates, and in the medullary, where Ivan Rakitic and Arturo Vidal contest a place that even could be occupied by the own player of Reus if it advances his position.

With all this, the FC Barcelona will need to improve a lot his game with regard to the offered in the last important parties, as they can be the Classical against the Real Madrid or the derbi against the Espanyol. Against the whites, there was iuna important inability to dominate and, in front of the pericos, was missing forcefulness to achieve the victory when all was in favour.

Against the Athletic of Madrid, will do lacking to increase the defensive reliability and improve the apparition of ideas to hurt in attack. Improve in the pressure in contrary field and increase the rhythm of circulation of the ball will be two key factors to be able to go in in the wall colchonera and access to the final.

The big hope of the FC Barcelona of face to the duel, without place to doubts, is the tremendo been so that they are showing Leo Messi and Luis Suárez. The Uruguayan comes to give an authentic recital in this month of December, whereas the Argentinian star follows appearing in the key moments and being the maximum goleador culé. Beside them, Antoine Griezmann increasingly comfortable.

An Athletic of less to more

The Athletic is not having some first months of simple competition, maybe by this revolción in the staff that before mentioned. In an alone summer, Simeone lost no only to Griezmann, that was his big star, and to Rodri, his anchor in the centre of the field, but also to all the defensive line headline: Diego Godín, Lucas Hernández, Filipe Luis and Juanfran.

However, the Madrilenian team will arrive to the party with good feelings, after obtaining the victory in the last three commitments suspender belts. Players like Álvaro Morata, Joao Félix or Correa will have to be controlled by the culés by his verticality. Especially in the case of the ariete, that also is in a moment sweet like goleador.

The Athletic of Madrid will look for a victory that reinforce his morals and that allow him be in the final of this weekend. In the previous press conference to the party, Simeone claimed the work of his team and showed optimistic. "Of the rival, know the virtues, always has had them, with offensive game and some individualities that finish breaking any collective work of the rival. But we arrive in good moment", remembered.

On the other hand, also it ensured that it expects a distinct party to the of League that played does some weeks. "It will be different to the parties of League because there is a direct elimination and an alone result, that is to win. Each one will play with his tools, the League allows you other things, so there is an alone idea", ensured. Now, it will touch to see which team obtains the note to the final, in which it already expects the Real Madrid.

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