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Supercoppa: Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao






Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao


After just over a week of meeting each other in La Liga, Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao continue to enter an important match in the final of the Spanish Super Cup. Although just defeated the opponent convincingly right at San Mames. But it will not be easy for the army of coach Ronald Koeman to bring back a title after the next match.

Barcelona 


To reach the final of the Spanish Super Cup, Barcelona worked extremely hard to overcome Real Sociedad. In the match, they only got a 1-1 draw after 120 minutes of play and won on the penalty spot. Saying that to see, the next final will not be easy for Barcelona. Especially when the brightest star in their squad is Messi not sure to be able to play due to injury. In terms of form, Barcelona now played a lot more impressive than the beginning of the season. Specifically, the last 9 appearances, they were completely unbeaten when they drew 3 and won 6. In La Liga, coach Ronald Koeman's army is making very strong breakthroughs. Considering the last 5 rounds, they were completely unbeaten when they drew 1 and won 4 matches. At this time, Barcelona climbed to 3rd place with 34 points after 18 rounds. However, they are 7 points behind Atl Madrid's top and have 2 more matches. With the current situation, to avoid an empty season, Barcelona need to beat Athletic Bilbao to win the Spanish Super Cup title.

Athletic Bilbao 


It seemed difficult to overcome Real Madrid to enter the final of the Spanish Super Cup. But Athletic Bilbao played an excellent game to defeat the "White Vulture" with a very convincing 2-1 score. However, this is the season that the students of Coach Gaizka Garitano played not really impressive in La Liga. The proof is that after 18 rounds they only have 21 points and are standing at 12th place in the standings. This is the ranking that makes it difficult for them to compete for the next European Cup ticket. In fact, Athletic Bilbao's performance was quite unstable at this stage. Accordingly, in the last 5 rounds in La Liga, they only won 2 draws 1 and lost 2. More broadly, 10 recent appearances in all competitions, Athletic Bilbao only won 3 matches. Athletic Bilbao 10 days ago lost 2-3 to Barcelona at home in La Liga.
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