Spanish Super Cup

  • Atletico's Diego Simeone handed eight-match ban for Super Cup fracas 6 days ago

    Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone was handed an eight-match touchline ban by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) on Monday following his dismissal and angry reaction in the Spanish Super Cup against Real Madrid last Friday. The Argentine was sanctioned with four games for slapping the fourth official on the back of...
  • Ronaldo fit for Real's Super Cup decider against Atletico August 21, 2014

    Barcelona: Cristiano Ronaldo will be fit for Real Madrid's Spanish Super Cup second leg against Atletico Madrid on Friday, coach Carlo Ancelotti confirmed on Thursday. The Portuguese went off as a precaution at half time during the first leg at the Bernabeu on Tuesday suffering a hamstring strain during the 1-1...
  • Real Madrid aim high ahead of Super Cup clash with Atletico Madrid August 19, 2014

    European champions Real Madrid could be without the world's most expensive player in Welshman Gareth Bale and Portuguese defender Pepe when they meet city rivals and domestic champions Atletico Madrid in Tuesday's first leg of the Spanish Super Cup. Both players were unable to train on Friday when they nursed injuries...
  • Valdes holds off Atletico as Barcelona claim Super Cup August 29, 2013

    Madrid: Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes conjured two stunning saves to deny Atletico Madrid and help the La Liga champions secure a fourth Spanish Super Cup in five years on away goals after a scrappy 0-0 second leg draw at the Nou Camp on Wednesday. After last week's first leg at the...
  • Lionel Messi in squad for Atletico Super Cup showdown August 28, 2013

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi has been included in Barcelona's squad for Wednesday's Spanish Super Cup second leg at home to Atletico Madrid after recovering from a thigh problem sustained in last week's 1-1 first-leg draw at the Calderon. "In Leo's case, yes he is fine, he trained normally," Barca coach Gerardo Martino...
  • Barcelona's Adriano doubtful for Spanish Super Cup August 26, 2013

    Barcelona: Barcelona say defender Adriano is doubtful for Wednesday's second leg of the Spanish Super Cup after injuring his right leg. The Spanish club says Adriano "strained a muscle in his right leg" after scoring the winner in Sunday's 1-0 victory over Malaga. He was substituted at halftime of the Spanish...
  • Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino breaking Neymar in gently August 26, 2013

    Barcelona have been keen to avoid overburdening new signing Neymar but Wednesday's Spanish Super Cup second leg at home to Atletico Madrid may see him included in the starting lineup for the first time. Coach Gerardo Martino has left the Brazil forward on the bench until the final half hour...
  • Lionel Messi hurts left thigh in draw at Atletico Madrid August 22, 2013

    Madrid: Barcelona forward Lionel Messi hurt his left thigh during Wednesday's 1-1 draw at Atletico Madrid and will undergo tests to determine the severity of the injury. Messi was replaced by Cesc Fabregas at half-time in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup. New signing Neymar went on as a...
  • Neymar helps Barcelona to 1-1 draw at Atletico Madrid August 22, 2013

    Barcelona: Brazilian forward Neymar came off the bench to head his first competitive goal for Barcelona and rescue a 1-1 draw at Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup on Wednesday. David Villa struck a superb 12th-minute volley against the club he left in the close season...
  • Barca against playing Spanish Super Cup in China October 16, 2012

    Madrid: Barcelona are not prepared to play the Spanish Super Cup in Beijing next year despite a preliminary agreement between the soccer federation (RFEF) and a Chinese promoter, a club spokesman said on Tuesday. The federation announced in June it had sealed a preliminary accord with Chinese promoter United Vansen International...
  • Real beat Barca to win Super Cup on away goals August 30, 2012

    Madrid: Real Madrid took advantage of quick goals plus an early sending off to beat 10-man Barcelona 2-1 on Wednesday to win the Spanish Super Cup on away goals after the two-legged tie ended 4-4. Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo put Madrid in control with goals inside 23 minutes at the...
  • Stuttering Real seeking Super Cup fillip August 28, 2012

    Madrid: A Spanish Super Cup comeback against arch rivals Barcelona and the arrival of Croatia playmaker Luka Modric may provide the perfect springboard for Real Madrid to kickstart their season. Jose Mourinho's stuttering side, still seeking a first league win of the season, need to overturn a 3-2 deficit from last...
  • Super Cup 2nd leg Barca-Real tie advanced July 18, 2012

    Madrid: The second leg of the Spanish Super Cup between Real Madrid and Barcelona has been brought forward a day as 11 of the potential participants are up for Europe's player of the year award on August 30. "UEFA have asked the Spanish federation (RFEF) to change the date for the...
  • Real, Barca brace for yet another El Clasico August 11, 2011

    Madrid: Real Madrid and Barcelona can get a handle on how their pre-season preparations are going when the sides clash in the Spanish Super Cup this weekend. The traditional curtain raiser for the league campaign is going ahead despite the players' union calling a strike for the first two weekends...