Date: January 12, 2022 (January 13 as per IST)
Time: 12:30 AM IST (IST)
Venue: King Fahd Stadium, Riyadh
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It's time for another chapter in El Clasico. Barcelona will take on Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup on Wednesday evening after what has been a truly contrasting season for the Spanish giants. While a Lionel Messi-less Barcelona find themselves at the sixth place in the points tally as far as the La Liga standings are concerned, Real Madrid have continued their dominance in La Liga and are at the top of the standings with a five-point lead.
In addition, even their most recent results reveal the kind of form they will bring into this game. While the Catalans played out a disappointing 1-1 draw with Granada, the Los Blancos thrashed Valencia 4-1.
It wouldn't be wrong to say that a massive advantage is with Madrid before the start of the match but a Barca win cannot be ruled out either as they will looking to bring their best game to the table against their arch-rivals.
Barcelona: The team news from the Barcelona camp is that Ronald Araujo and Frenkie de Jong will be back for this fixture. However, Eric Garcia and Sergi Roberto have still not recovered.
Real Madrid: As far as Real Madrid are concerned, they have a solitary injury concern of Gareth Bale to deal with from among their preferred options.
Key Players: Karim Benzema, Ousmane Dembele
Although Barcelona are improving under Xavi they is still some distance to cover if they want to regain their status as one of the best teams in the world. Moreover, injury issues won't help their cause either so Ousmane Dembele could have a bigger role to play. Not only expect Memphis Depay to play a part in the match, he could even leave a mark given his impressive record in the La Liga this season. However, it is Real Madrid who steals the show not only in terms of individual stars with Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior among other stars in the side but have also been functioning like well-oiled machinery. A safe bet then would be to choose more Real Madrid players in the 11 member Fantasy squad for this match.
Probable Starting XI:
Barcelona: Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique, Ronald Araujo, Dani Alves, Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong, Gavi, Memphis Depay, Ez Abde, Ousmane Dembele
Real Madrid: Thibaut Courtois, Ferland Mendy, Eder Militao, David Alaba, Dani Carvajal, Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Marco Asensio, Vinicius Junior, Karim Benzema
Goalkeeper: Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Thibaut Courtois
Defenders: David Alaba, Gerard Pique, Dani Alves, Eder Militao
Midfielders: Sergio Busquets, Ousmane Dembele, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Casemiro
Forwards: Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior, Memphis Depay
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