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El Clásico Supercopa de España Final: Barcelona Overcome CA Osasuna 2-0 to Set Up a Grand Finale

El Clásico Supercopa de España Final: Barcelona Overcome CA Osasuna 2-0 to Set Up a Grand Finale

A dream matchup of the Supercopa de España Final is on the cards for football fans, as Real Madrid will be taking on their nemesis Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup this coming Sunday. The first Supercopa de España Semifinal yesterday spoilt football fans with epic moment after epic moment in the eight-goal thriller between Real Madrid and archrivals Atlético Madrid at Al -Awwal Stadium, Saudi Arabia, with the former reaching the finale as a result. Los Blancos were waiting for their opponents for the Supercopa de España Final, which are now confirmed to be the Catalan Giants, who edged past CA Osasuna with ease in the other Semifinal clash.

 

Catalan Giants Won Comfortably to Secure an El Clásico in the Supercopa de España Final

The Catalan Giants may have carried a decent run of form to this Supercopa de España Semifinal against CA Osasuna with three straight wins in all competitions, they only managed to get onto the scoresheet after almost an hour into the matchup, thanks to Poland striker and captain Robert Lewandowski.

The 35-year-old former Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich striker scored his 11th goal in 24 appearances in all competitions this season for Barca’s opener in this Supercopa de España Semifinal. Ex-Manchester City captain and a teammate at Dortmund İlkay Gündoğan played a superb ball to find Lewandowski, before the Polish star finished the shot into the back of the net at the bottom left corner. CA Osasuna players tried to make a case about a foul prior to Lewandowski’s goal, but the opener remained valid and gave Barcelona momentum to look for another.

CA Osasuna tried to level things up in the remainder of the match, only to have Barcelona finding the winning goal in the final moments. 16-year-old teenage wonder Lamine Yamal, who came onto the pitch as a 42nd-minute replacement to Brazilian winger Raphinha, scored Barcelona’s second goal in the game in the 90+3th minute. Yamal had to thank Atlético loanee João Félix for his goal, after the Portuguese’s brilliant run into the penalty box. Félix beat two CA Osasuna defenders, followed by setting up Yamal at the right side of the penalty box, who then converted an effort into the same corner that Lewandowski scored his goal to seal the victory for Barcelona to reach the Supercopa de España Final.

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Xavi: “We Will Try to Dominate (Real in Supercopa de España Final).”

When asked about how his Barca side would approach the Supercopa de España Final against Real, Xavi said: “Our methodology, our way of playing, the team we have and the way we compete against Madrid. The example to follow is last year’s final when we won 3-1. We were much better. And despite losing to Madrid in La Liga this season, we also played well until the 60th minute. We feel we could have got more from the game. We have to take the ball from Madrid and our DNA must shine through more than ever. Madrid are in better form than last year, but we will try to dominate them and play toe-to-toe.”

The former FIFA World Cup winner in 2010 also added this on 16-year-old winger Lamine Yamal: “With the ball, Lamine does nearly everything well. He doesn’t lose the ball and he makes the right decision nearly all the time. It is just a shame he is only 16. You notice it in the physical side of the game. It’s a shame he’s not a bit older … but he understands the game so well and is going to be important and mark differences. Apart from the goal, he was really good tonight. We’re in front of an extraordinary talent.”

Frenkie de Jong, Barcelona’s 26-year-old midfielder from the Netherlands added a few choices of words on Barcelona reaching the Supercopa de España Final: “We have to improve more but we are improving. We have won a few games in succession now and the second half was quite good against Osasuna. We now have a game against one of the top teams in the world, which are nice matches for any player. We go into it in good form, confidence and a desire to produce a performance that shows we are a very good side.”

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Raphinha Likely Unavailable for the Supercopa de España Final

Early team news of Barcelona in the Supercopa de España Final is the latest injury happened to Brazilian international and wide-man Raphinha, who has been confirmed to have hamstring discomfort by Barca’s head coach Xavi. The former Leeds United flanker is likely not available for selection in Xavi’s squad against Real Madrid in the Supercopa de España Final, and it would be interesting to see how will the Spanish gaffer approach the finale against Real without their star winger from Brazil.

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Who Will Win the Supercopa de España Final?

With the stage all set for an El Clásico Supercopa de España Final, which team do you think will go all the way to lift the silverware after the game, is it Real Madrid, who will avenge on Barcelona for their 13th title in this category, or the Catalan Giants, who are set to collect their second consecutive Supercopa de España? Leave us your thoughts down in the comment section below as we would love to hear from you.

Also, remember to stay tuned to OtherLeague.com for the actions in the Supercopa de España Final, or you can also subscribe to AsiaSport.com‘s high-definition live stream services to watch the game at the comfort of your whereabouts!

Steven Mosier

"Eat, breathe and sleep sports" is the life motto of mine. My professional athlete career ended way earlier than I thought, but the passion remains till the present, which is why I am here writing you all the sports news you crave! Also, I am a huge fan of the Premier League as well the NBA.

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