Barcelona supervisor Xavi has despatched a stern warning to Actual Madrid after his staff dispatched Osasuna within the Supercopa de Espana semi-final, expressing his need to duplicate the result of final season’s Supercopa closing.
Barcelona To Face Actual Madrid In Supercopa De Espana Last
The Blaugrana picked up a 2-0 win over Osasuna within the Supercopa de Espana semi-final on Thursday evening (January 11). Robert Lewandowski and Lamine Yamal every bagged a aim within the second half to safe Barcelona’s place within the closing in opposition to Actual Madrid on Sunday (January 14).
Los Blancos certified for his or her first closing of the season on Wednesday (January 13), beating native rivals Atletico Madrid 5-3 in further time on the Al-Awwal Stadium.
Xavi Claims Barca Have The High quality To Dominate Madrid
Barcelona and Actual Madrid met within the Supercopa de Espana closing final season as effectively. The All-Whites had been completely outplayed within the recreation on the King Fahd Worldwide Stadium and succumbed to a 3-1 defeat. Nonetheless, earlier this season, Madrid had the final snigger, with them coming from behind to safe a 2-1 victory over Barca in Catalonia.
Xavi, nevertheless, has solely taken positives away from the La Liga defeat and believes his staff can dominate the 14-time European Champions and are available out on high this Sunday.
The Spanish tactician mentioned (through Barca Information Community):
“I feel that within the La Liga Clasico, we dominated a lot of the sport. Can evaluate it to final season’s closing. I feel that we will dominate them and win.
“Final season’s closing was most likely one of the best match since I’ve been right here. This 12 months, they’re higher, however we is not going to change something. We’re very motivated.”
Xavi additionally talked about Madrid’s tweaked 4-3-1-2 formation, which sees Jude Bellingham function on the high of the midfield diamond. He disclosed how his staff would attempt to deal with it.
The previous central midfielder added:
“This season, Ancelotti has modified the system. They’re enjoying with type of a 4-4-2 rhombus formation with a false 9. That would be the key for the match, however we’ll put together for it and attempt to beat them. We’re going to play offensively and assault the areas.”
Bellingham scored each of Madrid’s targets in opposition to Barcelona within the first El Clasico of the season. It will likely be attention-grabbing to see how Xavi’s aspect deal with the Englishman this time round.