On Sunday Barcelona will face Athletic Bilbao in Sevilla in a direct clash for the trophy

It’s time for the Spanish Super Cup to be won again. On Sunday Barcelona will face Athletic Bilbao in Sevilla in a direct clash for the trophy. We will try to give you a good preview of this final in the next few paragraphs. Let’s get to work!

For Barca it wasn’t easy to reach the competition’s final. In the 1/2-finals the Catalans faced another Basque club – Real Sociedad and it was a very, very intense game. The two teams made a 1-1 draw after 120 minutes of playing and it was the penalties where Barcelona did better and progressed. Marc-Andre ter Stegen saved two penalties for Barca while Frenkie De Jong scored the only goal in the game.

It’s worthy to mention that Barcelona faced La Real without Lionel Messi in the starting eleven. The Argentine magician had to miss the clash because of a muscle problem. The good news is that Messi will be ready to face Athletic in the final. This is a huge boost for the manager Ronald Koeman.

Athletic Bilbao already did half the job and it was amazing how they did it. The Basques faced Real Madrid in the 1/2-finals and surprised everyone with a 2-1 win against Los Blancos. One of Athletic’s most experienced players Raul Garcia stole the fame with two goals on Thursday.

On Sunday Barcelona will try to win the Super Cup for a record 14th time in their history. At the same time Athletic are aiming to win their third trophy after their triumphs in 1984 and 2015.

That’s the preview we can give you about the Super Cup final between Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao. Surely Barca are favourites with Lionel Messi back in action – this is a huge boost for Ronald Koeman’s team. But they must be very cautious with Athletic – they already showed what they can do against Real Madrid.

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