Barcelona and Athletic Club will contest the first piece of silverware of the Spanish football season in the Super Cup final at 8pm (UK time).
Ronald Koeman’s side booked their place in Sunday’s showpiece (hosted in Sevilla) with a 3-2 penalty shootout win over Real Sociedad after a 1-1 draw in normal time. Looking to beat the record 13-time winners are Marcelino’s Athletic Club, who pulled off a remarkable 2-1 win over holders Real Madrid in the semi-final.
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Where to watch Barcelona vs Athletic Club on TV:
- US: ESPN
Scoreline prediction: Barcelona 2-1 Athletic Club
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Barcelona vs Athletic Club build-up, previous line-ups & injury news:
After an initially tough start to life at the Camp Nou, Koeman has now guided the Blaugrana through a nine-game unbeaten run, seeing them rise to third in the La Liga table.
Included in that sequence was a recent 3-2 win over Sunday’s opponents, Athletic Club, with a Lionel Messi double and a strike from youngster Pedri seeing off some stubborn resistance from the Basque club.
That said, Marcelino was undoubtedly proud of his side’s efforts during that clash (his first game in charge of the club), a feeling which will have only increased after sending Real Madrid packing in the Supercopa de Espana semi-final.
Athletic Club won this competition in 2015 for just the second time in their history and will be confident of their chances of adding a third to their trophy cabinet, thus denying Barcelona a record 14th title. However, the Blaugrana do have history and big-game experience on their side, while Koeman will be desperate to open his managerial trophy account with a club he lifted 10 pieces of silverware with as a player.
- Barcelona (vs Real Sociedad): Ter Stegen; Mingueza, Araujo, Lenglet, Alba; De Jong, Busquets; Dembele, Pedri, Braithwaite; Griezmann.
- Athletic Club (vs Real Madrid): Simon; Capa, Nunez, Martinez, Balenziaga; De Marcos, Vencedor, Garcia, Munain; Garcia, Williams.
Messi should be fit to return to the starting XI after suffering from a muscle problem. Sergiño Dest is also fully fit once again and will likely start here, but Barcelona will remain without Gerard Pique, Philipe Coutinho, Sergi Roberto and Ansu Fati.
Yuri Berchiche remains doubtful but could be rushed back with silverware on the line but Athletic Club will definitely be without Unai Lopez and Peru Nolaskoain. Yeray Alvarez is fit to return to action.
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Players to watch:
- Barcelona: Although they scraped through without him, the return of Lionel Messi will undoubtedly be a huge boost for Barcelona ahead of this showpiece final. The Argentine ace netted a brace during Barca’s recent 3-2 win over Athletic Club, taking him to a total of seven goals and two assists across his last seven appearances. Furthermore, Messi has netted a massive 26 goals against the Basque side across his career, with only Valencia (29) Atletico Madrid (32) and Sevilla (37) suffering more at his hands. Messi is in the mood and might well be impossible to stop as he seeks to add yet another piece of silverware to his collection.
- Athletic Club: Though he may have profited from some charitable defending by Lucas Vazquez, Raul Garcia Was the hero of the semi-final for Athletic Club. The veteran forward ended his five-game goal drought by netting a brace against Zinedine Zidane’s men, sending his side through to Sunday’s final. Garcia has three goals and three assists against Barcelona in the past, most recently setting up Inaki Williams’ opener in the 3-2 defeat earlier in January. However, he’s only lost more games to Real Madrid (22) than he has against Barcelona (19) across his career, a record Garcia will be hoping to banish in a bid to get his hands a first trophy since winning this competition with Atletico Madrid in 2014.
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