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Real Madrid RMA Modrić (38'), Benzema (Pen 52')
Supercopa de España Final
Jan 16, 2022 KO: 18:30

Athletic - Real Madrid

King Abdullah Sports City Jiddah
Referee: César Soto
  38' Modrić
  52' Benzema (Pen)

Match preview

How Real Madrid could line up against Athletic Bilbao

Real Madrid face Athletic Bilbao in the final of the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia

Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti will be forced into at least one change for the Spanish Super Cup final against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.

During the week, Los Blancos successfully progressed to the final after overcoming Barcelona in an entertaining Clasico fixture.

The 90 minutes ended 2-2, but Madrid won 3-2 in extra time, with Federico Valverde coming off the bench to score the winner.

There won't be a lot of changes implemented by Ancelotti for the final but he has been forced into one as Dani Carvajal has tested positive for Covid and will need to isolate.

Nacho and Lucas Vazquez are the options to replace him, and the Italian may opt for the latter, with the former continuing centrally.

Thibaut Courtois will start in goal as always, with Vazquez, Eder Militao, Nacho and Ferland Mendy in the back four.

David Alaba missed the semi due to a hamstring issue and the Athletic game will probably come too early for a return.

Even though Valverde scored the winner against Barca, he'll have to settle for a place on the bench again, with regulars Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Casemiro continuing in midfield.

Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior both scored in the semi and have generally been in sensational form so they will, of course, start. There could be a change on the right though, with Rodrygo replacing Marco Asensio.

Gareth Bale and Mariano Diaz didn't travel to Saudi Arabia due to injury.

Predicted Real Madrid XI v Athletic

Match statistics

Athletic
Statistics
Real Madrid
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
7
16
Draws
8
2
Losses
5
2
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
22
42
Goals Per Game
1.10
2.10
More > 2.5 Goals
7
13
More > 3 Goals
3
5
Scored First in a Match
8
15
Scored Both Halves
4
12
Won More > 1 Goal
3
8
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
17
14
Did Not Score
7
3
Both Teams Scored
10
11
Kept Clean Sheet
7
8
Won Without Conceding
3
6
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
-
-
Possession
-
-
Passes
-
-
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
13
16
Shots on Target
4.16
6.20
Goals out of Shots
0.08
0.14
Crosses
-
-
Offsides
2.63
2.88
Penalties
0.05
0.05
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.35
0.40
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
-
-
Interceptions
-
-
Own Goals
0.05
0.00
Aerials Won
-
-
Total Shots Conceded
12
12
Shots on Target Conceded
3.70
4.35
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.08
0.06
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
12
10
Yellow Cards
1.50
1.15
Red Cards
0.05
0.00