Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao face in the second semifinal of the Spanish Super Cup. The current champion, the Real Madrid by Zinedine Zidane, faces the new project of Marcelino Garcia Toral, who faces his second game on the Bilbao bench.
The merengue team arrives at the meeting wrapped in controversy, after failing to pass the goalless draw at the stadium of El Sadar against Osasuna (0-0). He Real Madrid needs to react after moving a little further away from the leadership of LaLiga Santander, so the Super Cup it’s a great opportunity to win a new title this season.
The white team will not be able to count on the right side with Dani carvajal, who has relapsed from his injury. It is likely that his place on the right side could be taken by Lucas Vazquez. In addition, it will be necessary to take into account if Zidane chooses to give less common players some minutes, as their spine (Sergio Ramos, Kroos, Modric or Benzema) have been on for many minutes.
The return to ownership of Eden Hazard against him Osasuna It was not the expected one, so we will have to wait to see if it is also the game against him Athletic de Bilbao. MarcelinoFor his part, he will face his second game as coach of the lions and will surely seek to harm the counterattack, backed by his 4-4-2 block, with the intention of taking advantage of the speed of Iñaki Williams.
He Real Madrid He has shown himself incapable against low blocks that give the ball to the white team and seek to counterattack. It is likely that Marcelino bet again on the double pivot composed of Mikel Vesga and Unai Vencedor, who is the best pitcher on the team to catch counterattacks in the space that the Real Madrid with the leading line.
The casualties that the Athletic Bilbao are not completely safe yet, since Yuri berchiche will try to arrive, although it will be doubt until the last minute. Balenziaga In principle it will be the game on the left-handed side, which seems like a very important position for the Athletic. In the center of defense, the companion of Iñigo Martinez in principle it will be Yeray, which has been recovered in time and will be from the game.
When do you play Real Madrid – Athletic?
The game is played today, Thursday, January 14, at 21.00 hours
Where to watch Real Madrid – Athletic?
The encounter can be seen by the dial WE GO (8 and 45), platform dial Movistar Plus, which covers the Spain Supercup. You can follow all the information about the match live on the website of Sports world.