Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are set to clash in the Spanish Super Cup semi-final at Riyadh’s Al-Awwal Stadium on Wednesday. Both teams are aiming for a place in the final, eyeing the chance to claim a trophy as they kick off the new year.

Carlo Ancelotti’s squad has encountered just one defeat this season, occurring on September 25, 2023, against Diego Simeone’s team at the Wanda Metropolitano. Meanwhile, Atletico’s recent form shows inconsistency, with only two wins in their last five matches.

A victory tonight in Riyadh could significantly boost their confidence going forward.

Injury Woes for Real Madrid as Lucas Vazquez Faces Three Weeks Out, but Boosted by Strong Performances in Recent Copa del Rey Match

Real Madrid’s Lucas Vazquez is sidelined for three weeks due to injury, but their recent Copa del Rey victory showcased standout performances, particularly from Arda Guler. Toni Kroos, Aurelien Tchouameni, Ferland Mendy, and Jude Bellingham are available for the semi-finals. Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Lemar is injured, Reinildo Mandava is away for AFCON 2023, and uncertainty surrounds Pablo Barrios’ role in the upcoming match. Diego Simeone plans tactical changes with a 3-5-2 formation.


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