Real Madrid will face Athletic for the first time in the Super Cup

He Real Madrid The first title of the 2020/21 season will be played this week: the Spain Supercup. The current champion will seek to revalidate the trophy won a year ago in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), in a competition that repeats format with four participants: the League champion (Real Madrid), the League runner-up (Barcelona) and the Cup finalists (Real Society and Athletic).

Madrid will face the Bilbao team for the first time in the Spanish Super Cup (Thursday 14 at 9:00 p.m., #Vamos). It will be in the semifinals that both teams will play in The Rose Garden de Málaga, a stadium that brings back good memories for Zidane’s team, as they lifted the 33rd League in the 2016/17 season.

The lions will try to finish off a bad streak of 11 games without beating the merengue team in official match. The last victory of the rojiblancos against the whites dates back almost six years ago. On March 7, 2015, the Athletic beat Real Madrid 1-0 at San Mamés thanks to a spectacular header from Aduriz.

Bilbao’s have won two Spanish Super Cups throughout its centuries-old history: 1983-84 (he won it automatically as League and Cup champion) and 2014-15 (against Barcelona, ​​after a 4-0 at San Mamés and a 1-1 at Camp Nou). On two other occasions, the rojiblancos were runners-up in the tournament: 1982-83 and 2008-09.

The white club, for its part, is the second most successful team in this competition, having won 11 times, two less than Barça. The team led by Zidane has won the last two editions in which it has participated (2019-20 and 2017-18). The other semifinal will be played Barcelona and Real society, Wednesday 13 (9:00 p.m., #Vamos), at the stadium New Archangel From Cordoba.