FULL-TIME! Barcelona 2-3 Atletico: All over in Jeddah and Atletico win 3-2 and go through to Sunday’s final against Real Madrid.
GOAL! Barcelona 2-3 Atletico: Correa puts Atletico ahead despite desperate attempts from Barca to keep it out.
GOAL! Barcelona 2-2 Atletico: Alvaro Morata sends Neto the wrong way and somehow Atleti are level!
PENALTY! Barcelona 2-1 Atletico: Neto brings down Vitolo and Atleti have a chance to net an equaliser.
GOAL RULED OUT! Barcelona 2-1 Atletico: Gerard Pique taps home after a well-worked free-kick between Messi and Vidal but it’s chalked off for offside. Shame.
GOAL! Barcelona 2-1 Atletico: Now Barca really do lead! Griezmann heads into an empty net after Oblak parried a powerful Suarez header.
VAR RULES IT OUT! Barcelona 1-1 Atletico: Messi’s goal has been chalked off for handball. Looks harsh.
GOAL! Barcelona 2-1 Atletico: Messi puts Barca ahead. He plucks the ball out of the air on the edge of the box and curls it past Oblak!
GOAL! Barcelona 1-1 Atletico: Barcelona hit straight back through Lionel Messi!
GOAL! Barcelona 0-1 Atletico: Koke comes on as a substitute at half-time and scores pretty much straight from kick-off!
SECOND HALF! Barcelona 0-0 Atletico: Here we go again. Goals please Barca.
HALF-TIME: Barcelona 0-0 Atletico: No goals for either side at the break. Barca have been the better team but haven’t managed to beat Jan Oblak yet.
KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Atletico: Come on, boys! Let’s do this Super Cup thing!
Starting XI: Neto; Sergi Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Alba; Busquets, De Jong, Vidal; Messi, Suárez, Griezmann.
Bench: Inaki Pena, Semedo, Lenglet, Rakitic, Junior Firpo, Carles Perez, Ansu Fati
Starting XI: Oblak; Trippier, Felipe, Savic, Renan Lodi; Correa, Thomas, Herrera, Saul; Joao Felix, Morata.
Bench: Adan, Arias, Hermoso, Koke, Marcos Llorente, Vitolo, Rodrigo Riquelme
WELCOME TO JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA!!! The King Abdullah Sports City Stadium is the site of the brand-new Spanish Supercup, with a new format and two very exciting semifinal matchups. Real Madrid are already in the Final after beating Valencia in the first semi, and now it’s up to Barcelona and Atlético Madrid to fight for the second spot in the decider. This should be very fun, and you are welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. LET’S LIVE BLOG!
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Competition/Round: 2020 Supercopa de España, Semifinal 2
Semifinal 1 Result: Valencia 1-3 Real Madrid
Date/Time: Thursday, January 9, 2020, 8pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 7pm GMT (UK), 2pm ET, 11am PT (USA), 12.30am IST (India, Friday)
Venue: King Abdullah Sports City Stadium, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Referee: José Luis González González
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM SUPERCOPA DE ESPAÑA
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