Real Madrid will lock horns with defending champions Barcelona in the Supercopa de Espana 2023-24 final at the Al-Awwal Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The Real Madrid vs Barcelona Spanish Super Cup 2023-24 final will start at 12:30 AM Indian Standard Time (IST) on Monday, January 15. Live streaming will be available in India.
Under manager Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid booked their place in the final after beating arch-rivals Atletico de Madrid 5-3 in a high-scoring semi-final at the same venue.
Defender Mario Hermoso opened the scoring for Atletico in the sixth minute before Antonio Rudiger equalised for Real Madrid.
Ferland Mendy then gave Madrid the lead, however, Antoine Griezmann soon scored a stunning goal to level the match 2-2.
An own goal from Antonio Rudiger put Atletico ahead before Dani Carvajal equalised to take the game to extra time.
Substitutes Joselu and Brahim Díaz later netted a goal each in the second half of extra time to secure a brilliant win for Madrid.
On the other hand, Barcelona registered a 2-0 win over Osasuna in the other semi-final to set-up a mouth-watering El Clasico in Saudi Arabia.
Robert Lewandowski and teenager Lamine Yamal scored to guide the Blaugrana to another Spanish Super Cup final.
Interestingly, Barcelona secured a comprehensive 3-1 win over Madrid in the final to clinch the Spanish Super Cup last season.
With the win, Barcelona extended their record for the most Spanish Super Cup titles, having won it on 14 occasions. Madrid are closely behind their rivals with 12 titles.
Meanwhile, Madrid will miss the services of Thibaut Courtois, David Alaba, Eder Militao and Lucas Vazquez due to injuries.
For Barcelona, Raphinha has been ruled out after he picked up a hamstring injury in the semi-final. Yamal is expected to replace Raphinha on the right flank.
The likes of Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Inigo Martinez, Gavi, Marcos Alonso and Joao Cancelo are unavailable for selection.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona head-to-head
The Real Madrid vs Barcelona head-to-head record favours Los Blancos with 103 wins out of 255 matches across all competitions. Barcelona have 100 wins while 52 matches have ended in draws.
The last time these two sides met, Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-1 in a La Liga 2023-24 clash at the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys in October 2023.
Where to watch Real Madrid vs Barcelona Spanish Super Cup 2023-24 final live in India
Live streaming of the Real Madrid vs Barcelona Spanish Super Cup 2023-24 final will be available on the FanCode app and website in India.
There will be no live telecast of the Supercopa de Espana 2023-24 final on any TV channel in India.
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