NEWS STORY. 25/09/2022. Edu Bueno
The first Clásico of the season and first trophy up for grabs. Real Madrid and Barça, the two most decorated teams in the competition, with 8 and 6 titles respectively, go head-to-head in Seville this evening, in what will be their fourth successive Super Cup final. The last three have seen our team crowned champions. Today, Chus Mateo's charges will have a new competition record in their sights - becoming the first team ever to win it five times in a row.
For yet another year, the ninth in total, the madridistas and the azulgranas cross paths in the Super Cup title decider. The record makes pleasant reading for Real Madrid, who have won on all of their last six final meetings (2012, 2013, 2014, 2019, 2020 and 2021) to Barcelona's 2 (2004 and 2009). It's set to be an eighth final in the last 11 years for our team, who have won seven of them, holding the title in consecutive fashion since 2018.
Video.Real Madrid-Barça: all eyes on ninth Super Cup success
Madrid saw off the hosts Coosur Real Betis in convincing fashion in the semi-finals with a fine team display led by Musa on his debut (21 points and a PIR of 33). He was joined by another 4 players in double digits for PIR (Yabusele, Deck, Poirier and Llull). Hanga was forced off with an injury in the first quarter. Jasikevicius' did much the same to Joventut in the Catalan derby (91-74), putting the game to bed in the third quarter as Laprovittola, Jokubaitis and Sanli all enjoyed an impressive evening.
Two teams looking to win the lot
Both clubs have put together wonderful squads this year, with some top-class reinforcements. The core that saw Madrid win a league and Super Cup double last year, as well as being involved in every possible final, has been added to in the form of Sergio Rodríguez, Musa, Hezonja and Cornelie. Barça have renewed their roster even further: Satoransky, Paulí, Kalinić, Da Silva (unavailable), Tobey and Vesely. As ever, it's a Clásico clash that promises so much, a new challenge for Chus Mateo's team, who will hope to get their hands on a first trophy of the season in Seville.