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Super Cup

  • August 29, 2012
  • • 4:30 PM
  • • Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid
  • Referee: Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz
  • • Attendance: 78000
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Aggregate 4 - 4 Real Madrid win on away goals

Supercopa Preview: Real Madrid - Barcelona

Supercopa Preview: Real Madrid - Barcelona

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The defending Liga champion will look to ease the pain of Sunday's capitulation at lowly Getafe by overturning a 3-2 deficit to seal its third trophy under Jose Mourinho.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

REAL MADRID

Casillas
Arbeloa, Pepe, Ramos, Coentrao
Khedira, Alonso
Di Maria, Ozil, Ronaldo
Benzema
BARCELONA

Valdes
Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Alba
Xavi, Busquets, Iniesta
Pedro, Messi, Sanchez


Real Madrid has no injury concerns for Wednesday's Supercopa second leg against Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Center back Pepe has recovered from concussion and is expected to replace Raul Albiol in defense. Fabio Coentrao, Sami Khedira, Jose Callejon and Karim Benzema are all vying for starting berths.

Playmaker Luka Modric, who finally completed his protracted transfer from Tottenham Hotspur on Monday, could start on the bench as Real looks to rescue a 3-2 deficit from last week's first leg encounter.

Barcelona could be without captain Carles Puyol after the defender fractured his cheekbone in Sunday's 2-1 victory at Osasuna, but remains in regular training. Xavi and Pedro are both likely to be recalled into the starting XI. Summer signing Alex Song, who was an unused substitute at the weekend, could make his debut.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Real Madrid has failed to win its last three matches in all competitions, which is its longest win-less streak since May 2011.
  • Defeat at Getafe condemned Los Blancos to their worst start to a season since 1973.
  • The Castilian giants have failed to register a home win against Barcelona in their last seven attempts across all competitions.
  • Madrid's last victory over their arch-rival at the Bernabeu was a 4-1 success in La Liga in May 2008.
  • Barcelona is facing Real Madrid for the 221st time in official competitions. Each clubs has 87 wins to its name.
  • If the Catalan side wins on Wednesday, it will be leading the head-to-head series for the first time in 80 years.
  • Lionel Messi (pictured, right) has registered five times in his last three games for Barca, making this his best ever start to a season.
  • The Argentine forward is the last player to score a hat trick in a Clasico, which he did in the 3-3 draw at Camp Nou in March 2007.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Real Madrid

Barcelona

Wins
3
0
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Real Madrid Club de Fútbol RMA
Real Madrid Club de Fútbol Real Madrid
Draw
FC Barcelona FCB
FC Barcelona Barcelona
45%
47%

Top 3 Predictions

Real Madrid Club de Fútbol RMA
2 - 1
FC Barcelona FCB
Real Madrid Club de Fútbol RMA
1 - 2
FC Barcelona FCB
Real Madrid Club de Fútbol RMA
1 - 3
FC Barcelona FCB

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