Real Madrid and Athletic are measured tonight at the La Rosaleda Stadium in the semifinals of the Spain Supercup for a gap in the grand final, where Barcelona is already waiting after knocking down the Real society in a penalty shoot-out that decided the winner of a fast-paced duel full of alternatives. We review the keys that can mark the game tonight (9:00 p.m., Come on).
The Marcelino Effect vs. the Hazard Effect
The second semifinal of the Spain Supercup it measures two teams with problems in the last ones that cling to their two most outstanding figures to try to straighten their respective directions. The Basque team hopes to make a definitive leap from the hand of Marcelino Garcia Toral after the dismissal of Gaizka Garitano Meanwhile he Madrid is entrusted to Eden Hazard May the team get back to its best version.
The Belgian winger has yet to show a performance commensurate with the status and price for which he reached the Madrid from Chelsea in 2019 and against Athletic He has the opportunity to redeem himself and enter the dynamics of the white team facing the decisive stretch of the season. Hazard aspires to grab more of the leading role in attack to free a Benzema who is showing fatigue in the last games.
Raúl García, resource or speech
Raul Garcia is being one of the great protagonists of the previous one. The Navarrese midfielder was the protagonist in the match in Valdebebas a month ago after seeing two yellow cards before the first quarter of an hour and leaving his team with one less man. Tonight, before the Madrid, Marcelino he could choose to reserve him on the bench to take advantage of the white wear in a match that could go to extra time. The other option is to accompany Muniain and William in attack as a link with the midfield.
Old guard or rotations
Except surprise, Zinedine Zidane tonight will use his most recognizable line-up to try to overcome the Athletic and get into the final of the Spanish Super Cup. The French coach, indecipherable at the time of making his eleven just a month and a half ago, has found stability in his approaches by making use of the old guard. Kroos, Casemiro, Lucas, Modric, Benzema, Ramos, Mendy and Varane They are monopolizing almost all the prominence in the last matches and it does not look like they will rest against Athletic.
Asked about the absence of rotations and the residual role of players as Odegaard, Vincius, Isco or Valverde, Zidane He insists that he has everyone and that everyone will have their moment throughout the season. Tonight could be an occasion to prove it.