Zinedine Zidane’s side booked their spot within the showpiece final courtesy of a 3-1 success over Valencia, while Atletico beat Barcelona 3-2 to advance.
The irony of the inaugural Spanish Super Cup ‘Final Four’ format sees both finalists being the ‘invited clubs’,
with neither Real or Atlético Madrid scooping the silverware (the LaLiga title or Copa del Rey) that traditionally secures a path to dispute the Super Cup.
The new format and selection of venue has had its detractors and a pedestrian game played at a faraway
from full King Abdullah stadium as Real Madrid waltzed past Valencia last Wednesday
was offset by an exciting encounter the subsequent night as two late goals saw an outclassed Atleti squeeze past Barcelona (3-2)
and into the ultimate of what’s now being dubbed the #SuperDerbi.
Will French coach Zinedine Zidane maintain his impeccable managerial unbeaten final run or can Diego ‘Cholo’ Simeone’s men achieve a surprise
and ignite what has been a flat campaign so far for the “Colchoneros”?
Somewhat surprisingly, Atletico have only won this competition on two previous occasions, the last of which was in 2014. Like Real Madrid,
they will not have viewed it as a priority, but there was many purpose about their performance against Ernesto Valverde’s side within the semi-finals.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Team News
Real Madrid will again be without the services of Marco Asensio and Eden Hazard,
while Gareth Bale will play no part within the final because the Wales international is battling a chest infection.
Karim Benzema is additionally a serious doubt thanks to a hamstring problem, meaning that Luka Jovic,
who has largely struggled since arriving over the summer, could keep his spot within the final third of the sector .
It would not be a surprise to ascertain Zidane select an equivalent side that started against Valencia,
meaning that Isco and Modric would again start slightly before Federico Valverde, Casemiro and Kroos.
That said, James Rodriguez, Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo Goes are all options for change within the final third of the sector .
As for Atletico, Thomas Lemar and Diego Costa remain on the sidelines through injury,
but key centre-back Jose Gimenez could shake off an injury to start out this weekend.
There will be no Koke for Simeone’s side, however, with the midfielder learning a thigh problem after entering the sector against Barca.
As a result, experienced Mexican Hector Herrera should earn another start in midfield, while Joao Felix,
Morata and Correa are all expected to feature from the beginning once more .
The Madrid teams are once more back to renew their rivalry. during a revamped Super Cup competition, these arch rivals will battle it out for glory.
Goals and fouls are a given at both ends, thanks to the large history of enmity between the squads,
the competitive spirit of both, and eventually thanks to this being a final .
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Line Up
Real Madrid possible starting lineup:
Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Mendy; Valverde, Casemiro, Kroos; Modric, Isco; Jovic
Atletico Madrid possible starting lineup:
Oblak; Trippier, Savic, Gimenez, Lodi; Saul, Thomas, Herrera, Correa; Felix, Morata
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Head-to-head (h2h)
Their most up-to-date encounter led to a goalless draw. the sport was a part of the 2019-20 La Liga schedule.
Five of the previous six official matches had led to draws.
Four of the previous six clashes had goals from both teams.
The last time these two fought during a final , Atleti won 2-4 in overtime . it had been the 2018 UEFA Super Cup.
What time does Real Madrid-Atlético Madrid start at?
The 2020 Spanish Super Cup final between Real and Atlético Madrid will be played at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah,
Saudi Arabia, on Sunday 12 January 2020, with a 19:00 CET start (21:00 local time in the Gulf).
Where can I watch Real Madrid vs. Atlético Madrid?
No matter where in the world you are, find out where you can access the Super Cup final here.
Online viewing may be available via the media outlets in question and their respective IOS/Android application.
Saudi Arabia: Saudi Sports 1
Nigeria: Canal+ Sport 2 Afrique
UK: At present no broadcaster in the UK has picked up rights.