The Spanish Super Cup has finally arrived as Atleti gear up to face FC Barcelona in the competition’s semi-final at 8 pm CET (10 pm local time) on Thursday. It will be the first time the tournament follows a Final Four format, and the other semi-final tie will see Valencia play Real Madrid. The winners will meet in the final, which is to be played on Sunday at 7 pm CET (9 pm local time).
All matches will take place at Jeddah’s King Abdullah Sports City, which was inaugurated in 2014 and hosts up to 62,000 spectators. The stadium previously hosted the 2018 Supercoppa between Juventus and AC Milan.
Our team qualified for the Spanish Super Cup – which we won in 1985 and 2014 – after our second-place finish in LaLiga last season. Simeone’s men arrive at the competition following four straight wins.
On the other hand, FC Barcelona qualified for the competition as the LaLiga champions. Ernesto Valverde’s side are also leading the league standings this season and haven’t lost any of their last nine games. They earned an away draw against city rivals Espanyol in their last match.