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The trident falls: last minute drop in Real Madrid vs. Athletic Club for the Super Cup

Sensitive loss for Carlo Ancelotti ahead of this Sunday’s match. Finally Marco Asensio will not be able to play the final of the Spanish Super Cup between Real Madrid vs Athletic Club in Riyadh, due to a muscle injury suffered in the semi-final classic from which he has not recovered in time.

The Italian coach had hopes until the last training session of being able to count on Asensio, who had established himself in the starting eleven in recent games, but the Spaniard could not prove himself as he had not improved his muscular problem.

The Real Madrid He has not issued a medical report, but club sources confirm to Efe the loss of Asensio, who ended the semifinal match against Barcelona with problems and since then has been in the hands of physiotherapists with the aim of recovering for the final.

The low of Asensio disrupts Carlo Ancelotti’s plans in the offensive trident. Everything indicates that the Brazilian Rodrygo Goes will be chosen to occupy the place, with more options than the Belgian Eden Hazard or the Uruguayan Fede Valverde if he wants to increase his presence in midfield with the author of the winning goal in extra time in the classic .

Real Madrid vs. Athletic Club: the preview of the match

The ‘White House’ and the ‘Lions’ fight to win the first official trophy of the year. The day before, the team led by Carlo Ancelotti started with a slight favouritism, but Marcelino García Toral’s team got ready to defend the crown.

In the middle of this week, the madridistas needed extra time to eliminate Barcelona in an exciting classic that ended 3-2 for those from the capital. While the team from Bilbao came from behind against Atlético de Madrid to win 2-1 in the complementary stage of the game.

Although Friday and Saturday were rainy days in the capital of Saudi Arabia, the forecast is that the sun will rise again this final Sunday. But the temperature will drop compared to what was in the semifinals, being below 20 degrees at the time of the final.

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