The competition is a mini tournament between the two finalists of the previous year’s Copa del Rey and the next two highest placed teams in La Liga. It was first hosted in Saudi Arabia in the 2019/20 season, which Real Madrid won on penalties.
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The Catalans picked up their first silverware of the season and gained revenge for their Spanish Super Cup defeat by Athletic Bilbao in January with a convincing victory
Barcelona will seek their first glory this season as they battle Athletic Club in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday at 8:30pm
Football returns to Spain this weekend after the international break with nine games in La Liga and the final of the 2020 Copa del Rey.
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Bilbao reached last season’s final and were set to play Real Sociedad before the coronavirus pandemic halted the competition, with that match now due to take place on April 3 in Seville.
A final against Athletic or Levante awaits the winner of the tie with Sevilla heading into the match with a two-goal advantage after the first leg.
February promises to be more exciting as top domestic cup competitions peak in Europe.
The positive test comes a day before Madrid travel to Alaves in La Liga seeking to bounce back from an embarrassing midweek Copa del Rey exit.
On Saturday, CHAN 2020 and Copa del Rey Round of 32 will kick-off.
This is even as football fans will continue to catch the spectacle of UEFA Europa League and La Liga, while Dutch Erdivisen and Turkish Super League matches will be going on ESPN.
Ibiza took an early lead and held on until Griezmann came through
Barcelona and Real Madrid will face Third Division clubs in the last 32 of the Copa del Rey, with the Catalan team taking on Ibiza and Madrid playing Unionista de Salamanca.
Valverde, 55, took training on Monday morning amid intense speculation his time as coach was about to come to an end and his fate was sealed later in the evening
He said playing the competition in Saudi Arabia was a consequence of the football industry’s desire to find more revenue streams.
Luka Modric is the proud recipient of the 2019 Golden Foot, the award which is bestowed to the best player in the world over the age of 29.
Valverde led Barca to victory in La Liga but they surrendered a 3-0 first-leg lead against Liverpool in the Champions League semi-finals before suffering defeat by Valencia in the Copa del Rey final
Barcelona striker, Luis Suarez, is set to be sidelined for four to six weeks after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery to treat a medical meniscus injury, the club said on Friday.
Former Barcelona and Spain midfielder Xavi has announced he will retire at the end of the season to pursue a career in coaching.
Gareth Bale’s agent has defended the Real Madrid winger against fierce criticism from fans, branding their treatment of the Welsh winger “a disgrace”.