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Spanish Super Cup: Barcelona eye “miraculous comeback”

Cristiano Ronaldo show a red card for diving in a Spanish Super Cup match against Barcelona
Cristiano Ronaldo show a red card for diving in a Spanish Super Cup match against Barcelona

Real Madrid will host rivals Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup second leg at Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid on Wednesday.

In the absence of  Cristiano Ronaldo who was show a red card in the first leg, the Los Blancos it set to defend the 3-1 lead from the first game and win the second piece of silverware this season.

Real Madrid came out 3-1 victors on Sunday night in what proved to be a thrilling match with an exciting second half.

Real Madrid failed to beat Barca last season as they’ve played a 1-1 draw at Camp Nou and lost 2-3 in one of the best El Clásico’s lately thanks to Messi’s 92nd minute winner. However, Sunday’s clash was the third consecutive time that Real Madrid left Camp Nou undefeated recording two wins in the process.

Luka Modric is back as he served suspension in the first game, while Zidane can’t count on Ronaldo and Jesus Vallejo who is injured.

New signing Paulinho will not undergo his medical until Thursday, so he is not available for selection for this match.

Barcelona should have a full complement available, but Iniesta suffered a slight injury in the first leg so he’ll probably start on the bench.

Line-ups Predictions:

Real Madrid: Navas; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Isco; Bale, Benzema.

Barcelona: ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Umtiti, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Roberto; Messi, Suarez, Delofeu.

 

Score Prediction: Draw

Real Madrid 2:2 Barcelona

 

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