The 38th Supercopa de Espana, otherwise known as the Spanish Super Cup, will take place in mid-January with four La League giants fighting for silver.
As usual, the finalists from the previous Copa del Rey season will take part in the competition, along with the teams that finished first and second in the Spanish top competition.
This year, this means that Barcelona, Athletic Bilbao, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid will fight for silver in Saudi Arabia.
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Athletic is the reigning Super Cup champion after beating Barcelona 3: 2 in last year’s final. The Catalans are the most successful team in the competition, winning the record title 13 times.
Details of the semifinal match of the Spanish Super Cup
|Summarize||Barcelona 2-3 Real Madrid||King Fahd International Stadium||Highlighting|
|Thursday, January 13||14:00||Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao||King Fahd International Stadium||ESPN +|
Details of the final match of the Spanish Super Cup
|Date (AEDT)||time (AEDT)||Wrestle||Stadium||Transmission|
|Sun, January 16th||13:30||Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid / Athletic Bilbao||King Fahd International Stadium||ESPN +|
How to watch the Spanish Super Cup in Australia
ESPN is the exclusive holder of the rights to Spanish football in the United States, which also applies to the Supercopa de España. They decided to place the events on ESPN +, which is the broadcaster’s premium streaming service available only to subscribers.
Why is the Spanish Super Cup played in Saudi Arabia?
The Spanish Super Cup expanded from two to four teams in 2019 as part of a 10-year agreement that controversially saw that Saudi Arabia also secured hosting rights. Reports say the transaction value for the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) will be up to € 320 million over the next decade.
While 2020 took place in Saudi Arabia, the Spanish Super Cup was played in Spain last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite persistent virus problems, the tournament will take place in 2022 in Saudi Arabia, Riyadh.
The decision to relocate the competition has been criticized by many, but the RFEF has previously advocated the move.
“So far, it has been a competition that has taken place in Spain in the summer without the interest of the media or the public. It has been imperceptible to almost everyone,” a RFEF spokesman said in 2020.