Cometh the final clash and the ultimate battle, FC Barcelona are raring to have a go at El Clasico rivals Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup Final following an excruciating semi-final win over Real Betis prior to reaching this summit.
Marking Xavi’s first legitimate shot at winning official silverware with La Blaugrana, he was always expected to field the strongest possible XI he could coming into this final.
Ter Stegen starts in goal as was always expected, Ronald Araujo however will be starting at right-back for tonight’s game, an approach Xavi has utilized before in order to allow direct confrontations against Vinicius Jr for the Uruguayan defender.
Jules Kounde retains his position at Centre-back alongside Andreas Christensen who comes in instead of Sergi Roberto from the last game, and Alejandro Balde replaces Jordi Alba as well at Left-back.
The 4-man midfield with Gavi possibly deployed as a false winger is completed with Sergio Busquets, Frenkie De Jong, and Pedri alongside him. The forward two for tonight’s clash is a pairing of Robert Lewandowski and Ousmane Dembele.
Confirmed Starting Line-up:
Goalkeeper: Ter Stegen
Defenders: Balde, Kounde, Christensen, Araujo
Midfielders: Gavi, Busquets, Frenkie, Pedri
Forwards: Lewandowski, Dembele