Real Madrid Set For Barcelona Clash In Spanish Cup

  • Real Madrid Set For Barcelona Clash In Spanish Cup

Real Madrid Set For Barcelona Clash In Spanish Cup

This measure, imposed by a judge of Competitions of Spanish Football Federation, remains in force because Real Madrid had not disputed another Spanish Super Cup ever since.

Real Madrid have conducted lengthy negotiations with the playmaker and AS claim they've inserted an astronomical €700m (£647m) release clause into the Spaniard's new deal.

Madrid visit Camp Nou on Sunday for the first leg of the Spanish season's curtain raiser looking to add to the UEFA Super Cup title they won by beating Manchester United 2-1 this week.

A win for Madrid, with the return leg in the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday, however, would give Zidane's side a huge boost ahead of the new campaign and be a pointer to the final destination of this season's silverware.

"Within a year you could be gone".

The Spain worldwide enjoyed an impressive start to the life at the Santiago Bernabeu but his future at the club came under major scrutiny during the the first part of last season. Victories over Sevilla, Celta Vigo and Malaga saw Los Blancos take the La Liga title away from Barcelona, before a 4-1 win over Juventus made it back-to-back Champions League crowns.

Barcelona, which is in the Super Cup as the reigning Copa del Rey victor, will play its second match since the stunning departure of Neymar after Paris Saint-Germain paid a record 222 million euros ($262 million) to trigger the release clause in his contract.

But whoever comes in will play very well too.

A footage from the Daily Mail showed Ernesto Valverde، gearing up for his first season in charge of Barcelona، put his players through an intense session at the club's base on Thursday.

"United are very good, but we were the best team and we have a spectacular squad with a promising future".