Defined the 2023 Spanish Supercopa semi-finals
FC Barcelona ‘attached’ the second square of LaLiga Santander 2021-2022 after empatar this Sunday in front of Getafe (0-0), confirming its presence in the next edition of the Spanish Supercopa, in which Real Madrid (League champion), Real Betis (Cup del Rey winner) and Valencia (Cup finalist) will also participate. The “final four” of the tournament will face off, once again, in Saudi Arabia.
The format of the mini-tournament leaves no room for speculation and, although they are still more than eight months away from contesting the Supercopa de España, the crosses of the semi-finals are already defined. The League champion takes on the Copa del Rey runner-up, as the ‘KO’ tournament winner measures ahead of the team that held on to second place in the league competition.
Like that then , Real Madrid remained matched with Valencia, as has already happened in the edition of the 2020, as Betis and FC Barcelona will face off in the other key. The two winners will see faces in the final, for what exists the possibility that there is a Classic to define the winner of the Supercopa… The “dream” of any competition. It would be, in such a case, the second final of the culés in the said tournament and the third of the White House, which has not remained without contesting this party in an edition (2021).
Although the clashes are defined, it remains to be known the dates on which he will play the tournament in Saudi Arabia. It will be in January, as has happened since the tournament changed format. The Real Spanish Football Federation is on the slope of the calendar, but will be -obviously- after the dispute of the World Cup in Qatar this winter, in the first or second week of 2023.
Barça didn’t win with the new format
Although the tournament changed format in 2020, Barca still haven’t been able to make do with the Spanish Supercopa title. Sum two semi-finals and a final in the three editions (2020, 2021 and 2022), being the one of the year arrived the only one in which he was able to win the trophy, although Athletic de Bilbao ended up carrying it.
Real Madrid won the other two trophies (2020 and 2021), knocking out Valencia and FC Barcelona in the semi-finals and winning Athletic de Madrid and Athletic de Bilbao respectively in the final. The group coached by Carlo Ancelotti will return to face the ‘che’ table in January.