The Spanish Super Cup or the Supercopa de España 2023 begins in King Fahd International Stadium in Saudi Arabia at 12:30 a.m. IST on 12th January 2023.
The Spanish Super Cup is an annual Spanish competition is fought between the title holders and runners-up of La Liga and Copa del Ray. Since its inception, The Supercopa de España featured only the title winners of the two competitions and not the runners-up.
Supercopa de España was established in 1982 as a successor to the Copa Eva Duarte. The competition has grown in fame year after year. The system of treble has uplifted the critical fame of the competition.
Real Madrid won The 2021-22 La Liga and qualified for the Super Cup. The Los Blancos accumulated 86 points from 38 matches by winning 26, drawing 8 while losing just 4. The champions triumphed over the second-placed FC Barcelona by 13 points. FC Barcelona barely got into Super Cup as Athleti had been just two points behind the Messi-less Barca. Similarly, Sevilla could have positioned if they had four more points.
Copa del Ray
Real Betis won the Copa Del Ray 2021-22 by defeating Valencia in the final by penalties. As a result, both finalists qualified for the 2022-23 Super Cup. Real Betis defeated Real Sociedad in R8 while Valencia eliminated Cadiz. In the semi-finals, Valencia triumphed over Athletic Club by an aggregate of 2-1. Meanwhile, Real Betis defeated Rayo Vallocano by 3-2 in two legs to advance to the finals. The La Liga champs exited at R8 while runners-up departed at the R16.
Supercopa de España 2023 Fixture
|Semi Final 1||Real Madrid v/s Valencia||12th January 2023, 00:30 IST||King Fahd International Stadium|
|Semi Final 2||FC Barcelona v/s Real Betis||13th January 2023, 00:30 IST||King Fahd International Stadium|
|Final||Winner of SF1 vs Winner of SF2||15th January 2023, TBD||King Fahd International Stadium|
Supercopa de España 22/23 Teams Past Performance
FC Barcelona: 13 Times Champions (Last in 2018), 12 Time Runners-Up, 2 Semi-final finishes
Real Betis: 1 Time Runners-up (2005)
Real Madrid: 12 Times Champions (Last in 2021-22), 5 Time Runners-Up, 1 Semi-final Finish
Valencia: 1 Time Champion (1999), 3 Time Runners-Up, 1 Semi-final Finish
Real Madrid can win the Supercopa de España despite FC Barcelona keeping the table top. Real has a grit when it comes to such competitions like Super Cup or Champions League. FCB as much as they show confidence falter quite frequently. FCB although a top-tier and respected franchise is in Europa after being demoted.
Real Betis shows promise. They are currently fourth on the table and are fresh off from defeating Rayo Vallecano 2-1 last week. On the other hand, Valencia’s is in a terrible time. They are 11th with them winning losing three out of their last five games. A miracle can’t be written off but we’ll have to wait and watch. Also Read: Batsmen With Highest ODI Individual Scores In A Losing Cause.
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