- The Catalan team has lost the last 4 games they have played
Barcelona, who face their historic rivals Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the Spanish Super Cup at the King Fahd International Stadium in the Saudi capital, are looking to make up for their stumble season at home and in Europe. Riyadh, Wednesday night at 11 p.m.
Realizing Madrid’s clear superiority this season, the Catalan team enters the fray because it is sixth in the “La Liga” rankings, 17 points behind Real Madrid and one match less than “Plugrana”.
Also, coach Xavi Hernandez’s team has been knocked out of the Champions League for the first time in almost twenty years, so its focus will be on avoiding leaving the new tournament empty-handed.
The last clash between the two sides, the first after Argentine star Lionel Messi left for Paris Saint-Germain, ended in a 2-1 victory for Real Madrid in Camp Nou last October. Since 2010, the two teams have met 40 times, with Barcelona winning 16 times, compared to Real Madrid’s 14, with ten tracks.
Barcelona have won the Super Cup 13 times (a record), the last of which was in 2018, which was 11th for the Royals.
In the match for the second time in Saudi Arabia after the 2019 edition, Real Madrid won 4-1 on penalties, losing to their neighbor Atletico. Hold the competition until 2029.
Led by “glowing” French attacking duo Karim Benzema and young Brazilian Vinicius Jr., Real Madrid are steadily advancing towards winning the local league title, scoring less than two goals for the entire Barcelona team.
While Real have a much greater presence than its traditional rivals, this gap does not mean that Merengue is better than before, but rather that it significantly reflects Barcelona’s decline in recent times.
The new Barcelona coach, Xavi Hernandez, hopes that his team will take advantage of some improvements in their performance in recent times, with the aim of stopping the Real Series victories that have been 4 in a row at the Clasico.
In addition to the return of Petrie and Anshu Fotti, Barcelona will be armed with the expected first participation of striker Ferran Torres, who moved from Manchester City during the winter transfer season.
Barcelona’s victory in the tournament will come as a bit of a big surprise because Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti did not hide his team’s advantage in the clash: “In theory, we are very lucky. But in theory there is something and what can happen on the ground.
On the other hand, senior Barcelona defender Gerard Pique says his team is very motivated to lift the title. It’s the semifinals, the Classico, and it will be tough. But we are moving forward and I am confident that we can compete and reach the final. ”
Expo 2020 logo
The Emirates A380, adorned with the blue foil of Expo 2020, signifies “movement” as it lands at the King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, with members of the Real Madrid team from Madrid.
On this private charter flight, guests and members of the prestigious Spanish club team enjoyed Emirates’ premium products and services to relax and unwind before the upcoming competition. It features delicious on-board meals, full-size beds and luxury beds in first and business class, with over 4,500 channels featuring the latest movies, TV shows and music on the Emirates Inflight Entertainment System Ice. 40,000 feet high.
The friendly Emirates team members worked to ensure the well-being of all passengers on board, while adhering to health and safety measures and adherence to approved ethics such as wearing a mask.
Emirates is the world’s largest operator of the famous Double Decker A380 aircraft, which is appreciated and followed by aviation enthusiasts and flight controllers wherever it flies. Customers want to enjoy the Emirates A380 with its spacious cabins and award-winning products in all classes.
It is noteworthy that since 2011 Emirates Airlines has become the official main sponsor of Real Madrid, with over 500 million fans worldwide.
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