Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid will face each other for the tenth time in a European fixture on Wednesday to fight for the Uefa Super Cup.
Gareth Bale’s stunning goal helped Real Madrid win the third Champions League title in a row in May. This was the fourth triumph of Los Blancos in five years and the 13th ever.
Atletico have repeatedly got on nerves of their neighbours in Europe’s elite club tournament. However, a disappointing group campaign last season sent them into the Europa League, where they defeated Arsenal in the semifinals before winning the final with a score of 3-0 against Marseille.
Julen Lopetegui is ready to make his official debut on Real Madrid bench in the upcoming match.
Atletico, as a rule, successfully play in the matches of the UEFA Super Cup. Madrid club won in the finals against Inter and Chelsea (Champions League winners) in 2010 and 2012, conceding only one goal in these two matches.
However, Real Madrid also look convincing UEFA Super Cup matches. Last year they defeated Manchester United with a score of 3-1 in Skopje.
Despite the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, who moved to Juventus this summer, with such players as Luka Modric, Gareth Bale, Isko, Tony Kroos, Sergio Ramos and Thibaut Courtois, Real is a powerful force capable of defeating any opponent in the world.
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