Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, but also Real Sociedad and Athletic Bilbao will meet again in Saudi Arabia next January.
We will have the right to a second “Supercopa de Arabia” (as Marca nicknamed it). Despite a season turned upside down by the health crisis, the Spanish federation has maintained its next Spanish Supercup in Saudi Arabia. As a reminder, the RFEF signed a contract of 120 million euros with the Saudi government to relocate its Super Cup there for 3 years. She took the opportunity to adopt a “Final 4” format to ensure the presence of the Real and Barça.
There had been no Clasico during the first edition in Jeddah, since the Blaugranas had lost their semi-final against Atlético (before the Merengues’ coronation in the final), but the two teams will be well in the game in beginning of next year, during the 2nd week of January. The reigning champion and his Catalan dolphin will be accompanied by theAthletic Bilbao and the Real Sociedad. A draw will be made to determine the posters.
As a reminder, the two Basque clubs refused to play their Copa del Rey final without their supporters. Last May, they had decided to postpone the meeting to a later date, even if it meant giving up a ticket for the Europa League. In addition to being able to meet during the Saudi Supercup, the Leones and Txuri-urdina should be able to face each other on April 4, 2021 on the side of Seville (at the Olympic Stadium). Potentially behind closed doors …
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He wanted to leave …
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… But it remains
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Leo admits, however, that his decision was made.
No new colors
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