The 38th version of the Supercopa de Espana, in any other case referred to as the Spanish Tremendous Cup, will happen in mid-January with 4 La Liga giants set to battle it out for silverware.
As is customized, the competitors will function the earlier season’s Copa del Rey finalists together with the perimeters that completed first and second within the Spanish high flight.
This yr which means Barcelona, Athletic Bilbao, Atletico Madrid and Actual Madrid will all be vying for silverware in Saudi Arabia.
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Athletic are the reigning Tremendous Cup champions after defeating Barcelona 3-2 in final yr’s last. The Catalans are probably the most profitable group within the competitors having lifted the title a file 13 occasions.
Spanish Tremendous Cup semi-final match particulars
|Barcelona 2-3 Actual Madrid||King Fahd Worldwide Stadium||Highlights||Recap|
|Atletico Madrid 1-2 Athletic Bilbao||King Fahd Worldwide Stadium||Highlights|
Spanish Tremendous Cup last match particulars
|Date (AEDT)||Time (AEDT)||Match||Stadium||Broadcast|
|Solar Jan 16||1.:30 p.m.||Actual Madrid v Athletic Bilbao||King Fahd Worldwide Stadium||ESPN+|
The right way to watch the Spanish Tremendous Cup in Australia
ESPN is the unique rights-holders of Spanish soccer in the USA, which extends to the Supercopa de España. They’ve elected to place the occasions on ESPN+, which is the printed firm’s premium streaming service accessible to subscribers solely.
Why is the Spanish Tremendous Cup being performed in Saudi Arabia?
The Spanish Tremendous Cup expanded from two to 4 groups in 2019 as a part of a 10-year deal that controversially noticed Saudi Arabia additionally safe internet hosting rights. Reviews declare the deal will probably be price as much as €320 million for the Royal Spanish Soccer Federation (RFEF) throughout the subsequent decade.
Whereas the 2020 version did happen in Saudi Arabia, the Spanish Tremendous Cup was performed in Spain final yr as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. Regardless of ongoing points with the virus, the event will probably be held in Saudi Arabia’s capital of Riyadh in 2022.
The choice to relocate the competitors has been criticised by many however the RFEF have beforehand defended the transfer.
“Till now it has been a contest which has been staged in the summertime in Spain with out curiosity from the media or from the general public. It was unnoticeable for nearly everybody,” a spokesperson for the RFEF stated in 2020 .