La Liga leaders Barcelona have a big boost ahead of crucial semifinal Spain Super Cup tie with Atletico Madrid in Jeddah City, Saudi Arabia. Barcelona added finishing touches to their training yesterday even as the likes of Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi were seen in action training along with the rest of the squad.
Spanish coach Ernesto Valverde could lineup Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann to spearhead the attack while Frenkie Dejong could pilot the midfield proper.
The usual style of starting the trio could be Valverde used even as Barcelona look forward to a final booking with Real Madrid for an El Classico setup Saudi Arabia
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Someone might as well be sweating over the absence of Diego Costa due to Hernia despite the inclusion of the Spaniard in the Squad for clash.
Simeone would be banking on Alvaro Morata and possibly hand a starting shirt to 27-year old attacker Valera German. In the midfield, Atletico has no worries with the presence of Thomas Partey, Lerma and Joao Felix.
Barcelona still boost of a squad depth than Atletico Madrid even as Someone is expected to face Barca’s defense with more of midfielders since Alvaro Morata is the only experienced attacker available.
The Spanish Super Cup tie kicks off 8:00 PM, GMT+1 in Jeddah City, Saudi Arabia.