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Atlético battle Real Madrid in Spanish Super Cup final

Following a narrow 3-2 victory over Barcelona on Thursday night in the semi-final, Atletico Madrid have set up a derby clash with Real Madrid in the 2020 Spanish Super Cup on Sunday.

Real Madrid defeated Valencia 3-1 to book the final ticket.

The two teams from Spain’s capital will face off at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Sunday.

It will be a tough test for a Real side missing key players Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale and Eden Hazard against a strong Atletico side.

Real Madrid will once again rely on the technique of their maestros in midfield after Isco, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos all found the net against Valencia.

Real Madrid seems to have the edge as Zinedean Zidane, has never lost a final during his managerial career.

The Frenchman won the three Champions League finals he oversaw on the Madrid bench (2016, 2017, 2018), as well as two European Super Cup finals (2017, 2018), two Club World Cup finals (2016 and 2017) and one Spanish Super Cup (2017).

The former World Cup winner will aiming to win his second Super Cup and 10th trophy with Real Madrid (including the 2016/17 LaLiga title) which would put him just four trophies behind equaling Miguel Muñoz’s record of 14 as the most successful coach in club history at Madrid.

Overall, Zidane has won 66% of the matches played (124 wins, 40 draws and 22 defeats in 185 games) during his two spells at the club from January 2016 until June 2018 and from March 2019 to the present.

Atletico have the strength in depth in forward areas to make Real chase the game. Zinedine Zidane will count on his midfield playmakers to keep the ball away from Morata and Co.

Anthony Nlebem

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