The FC Barcelona wants revenge and the throne of the Athletic

The blaugranas and the colchoneras will compete this Sunday for the title of the Spanish Super Cup


FC Barcelona and Atlético de Madrid will play this Sunday (12:00 p.m./La1) at the Ciudad del Fútbol in Las Rozas (Madrid) for the title of the Spanish Super Cup, a duel in which the red and whites, current champions, will try to surprise his rival again and keep the trophy.

The final of the competition measures its last two winners and with the current champions of Europe and the First Iberdrola as clear favorites despite their difficulties to beat Real Madrid in their semifinal and also knowing that the mattress team always tends to raise their level when he has this rival in front of him.

He already showed it last year when he was able to eliminate the Blaugrana against all odds in the semi-finals of this tournament, although he had to do it on penalties. Months before, he had also pushed Barça to the limit in their Champions League quarter-final matchup, and months later, with the Catalan team, yes, already more ‘relaxed’ after making history in Europe and winning the First Iberdrola , prevented them from closing the domestic championship with full victories by winning 4-3.

Now, Atlético, who will have the greatest encouragement from their fans like last Thursday when they eliminated Levante with hard work (2-3) and with spirits through the roof due to the return of Virginia Torrecilla, will seek to make things complicated again with their weapons to the team trained by Jonatan Giráldez, who hopes to appease the illusion of the colchoneras as soon as possible and not have to suffer as much as Wednesday against Real Madrid, to whom Rodríguez sustained a great Misa.

FC Barcelona, ​​who clearly won 0-3 in this season’s league clash, will not change their style one iota and will seek to impose both their technical quality and possession game as well as their greater physical power against the colchoneras, who They dream of a morning that borders on tactical perfection, in the speed above Deyna Castellanos and Ludmila da Silva and in maintaining their current good offensive moment to have options until the end.

Giráldez doesn’t seem to be changing the eleven he had against Real Madrid too much and the main doubts are whether ‘Mapi’ León, who was a substitute despite having already recovered from his cervical problem, will play this time alongside Irene Paredes in the rear center. The Galician coach confirmed that he will be able to count on Alexia Putellas despite his knee problems and could also substitute Asisat Oshoala for Fridolina Rölfo in attack.

For his part, Fernández would not tweak his team too much either, although Amanda Sampedro, whose entry improved the team against Levante and who could help more to have the ball for as long as possible, could return to eleven. He will also have to decide if he maintains his risky bet of playing with three behind against a team that has a lot of danger on the wings with Martens and Hansen.



FC BARCELONA: Sandra Cloths; Marta Torrejón, Irene Paredes, Mapi León, Leila Ouahabi; Alexia Putellas, Patri Guijarro, Jennifer Hermoso; Caroline Graham Hansen, Asisat Oshoala, and Lieke Martens.

ATLETICO DE MADRID: Lola Gallardo; Laia Aleixandri, Silvia Meseguer, Merel Van Dongen, Carmen Menayo; Amanda Sampedro, Leicy Santos, Maitane López, Sheila García; Deyna Castellanos and Ludmila da Silva.

–REFEREE: Marta Huerta (C.Tinerfeño).

–STADIUM: Las Rozas Football City (Madrid).

–TIME: 12.00/La1.