The first national title of the year is at stake in Andalusia. Madrid faces the Spanish Super Cup with the challenge of defending the wound achieved a year ago. The whites are the current champions of the tournament, in whose last final (the first disputed in format final four) were imposed in the penalty shoot-out against Atlético de Madrid. The first obstacle, in the semifinals, is Athletic Club.
Zidane has brought the same 22 players to Malaga who went on the expedition to Pamplona. In fact, the team has traveled directly from the Navarran capital to the Costa del Sol without going through Madrid due to the storm. The injured Rodrygo, Carvajal and Jovic are low. In the case of the Serbian forward, in addition, the club is closing its loan to Eintracht Frankfurt until the end of the season.
Possible eleven of Zinedine Zidane for Real Madrid-Athletic
The French coach can repeat against Athletic (Thursday, 14, 21:00, #Vamos and Movistar Supercopa) the same eleven that he lined up on Saturday in the League against Osasuna. Zidane put Hazard in the starting lineup for the first time since the Belgian's last injury, covered Carvajal's absence by delaying Lucas Vázquez's position and the Galician's place in attack went to Asensio. Thus, the possible against the rojiblancos would be formed by: Courtois; Lucas Vázquez, Varane, Ramos, Mendy; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Asensio, Benzema and Hazard.
The white expedition is completed by: Lunin, Altube, Odriozola, Nacho, Militao, Marcelo, Valverde, Odegaard, Isco, Vinicius and Mariano. Zidane will have to make two discards for the match, since the calls for the Super Cup are for 20 players (nine substitutes), unlike in the League, where each team can register 23 players and have 12 substitutes. The coaches do maintain the possibility of making five changes during the match and a sixth substitution if the match goes into extra time.