On Sunday, we will see the second “El Clasico” for the new season, after the friendly match played in Miami, USA. The match in Sunday is not friendly, and has its own importance because who is going to win La Liga Super Cup trophy.
Real Madrid already started with a trophy after winning Manchester United in the European Super Cup, meanwhile Barcelona have been in high pressure because one of their key player, Neymar Jr., left the club and joined PSG in Ligue one.
Here are some team news before he “El clasico” that should be played on Sunday:
After the high-profile sale of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain, Gerard Deulofeu should be entrusted with starting on the left wing versus Real Madrid.
Andre Gomes should be fit for at least the bench after a recent injury problem, but Andres Iniesta is likely to start in the midfield three of Barca’s 4-3-3 system.
Aleix Vidal is likely to be preferred to new summer signing Nelson Semedo at right-back, with there few surprises in terms of selection since the arrival of Ernesto Valverde as coach.
Luka Modric will miss out this weekend due to suspension, after he was sent off against Atletico Madrid in this same competition back in August of 2014.
Isco could come into the midfield three as a result, which would make room for the reputable trio of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema in Zinedine Zidane’s fearsome strikeforce.
Los Blancos have no injury concerns ahead of the Super Cup and are likely to go with the bulk of the side that beat Manchester United in the UEFA Super Cup recently.