For the second time in the past three years, Barcelona and Sevilla will face against each other in the Spanish Super Cup Final, although unlike in the past when they had to play two legs, this time a match that will take place at the Stade Ibn Batouta in Tangier, Morocco, will determine the winners of the prestigious trophy. Although the Blaugrana destroyed the Andalusian team in the Copa del Rey Final by five goals to one, the fact that the Catalan giants also wrapped up La Liga title led to this encounter. Ernesto Valverde’s team have had a quite limited time to prepare for the new season mainly thanks to the World Cup that took place in Russia earlier in the summer, which is why the former Athletic Bilbao coach didn’t have an opportunity to try Malcom and Arthur with the majority of the first-team members. Meanwhile, Los Hispalenses already have two competitive matches this season, as they hammered the Hungarian side Ujpest 7-1 on aggregate in the Europa League qualifications. Apart from those two games, Pablo Machín’s players also encountered Linares, Bournemouth, Murcia, Benfica, and Extremadura as part of their preparations for the new season, losing only to the Portuguese giants by one goal to nil.
André Gomes and Denis Suárez are out due to injuries, while Sergi Roberto won’t be available due to suspension for Barcelona. As for Sevilla, Alex Vidal, who returned to the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium from Camp Nou, might start the match from the first minute.
20 August 2018 Rayo Vallecano have rejoined Spanish elite clubs after finishing top of La Liga 2 table, as they are looking to start new La …Read More
20 August 2018 After a turbulent summer full of uncertainties and controversies concerning the previous management, AC Milan will host Genoa at San Siro in their …Read More
20 August 2018 Torino will host AS Roma at the Stadio Olimpico di Torino following a 4-0 triumph over the Italian lower-league team Cosenza in the …Read More
20 August 2018 Four years after admitting bankruptcy and suffered immense financial troubles that sent them to Serie C, Parma have returned to the Italian top …Read More
20 August 2018 At the Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia, Sassuolo will host Inter Milan in their opening match of the 2018-2019 Serie A campaign. After …Read More