When the first minutes of the Clásico between Barcelona and Real Madrid for the Spanish Super Cup were barely played, the international signal failed, causing a great stir on social networks.
Barcelona vs. Real Madrid: the match preview
The Super Cup returns to Arabia two years after Real Madrid beat Atlético on penalties in the 2020 final in Jedá (east), with the 2021 edition being played in Spain due to the pandemic.
The trophy will play its third edition in its new final four format, which will face the second-placed merengue team of the last league against Barça, current Copa del Rey champion, in the first semifinal.
The merengue team, current leader of the Spanish championship, seems to arrive in a better position than its Barça rival, sixth in the championship in Spain, 17 points behind Real Madrid. But a classic is a game apart.
The winner of the Clásico will advance to the grand final, which will be played on Sunday, against the winner of the other key: Atlético de Madrid vs. Athletic Club, who play on Wednesday.