Coming fresh off a win against Atletico Madrid at the weekend , FC Barcelona travel to Saudi Arabia to face Real Betis in the Spanish Super Cup semi finals. Here is the Barcelona vs Real Betis Match Preview with Press Conference, Predicted Lineup and Squad List.
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Semifinal Fixtures of Spanish Super Cup are as follows,
Valencia vs Real Madrid (1:1 Full Time & Madrid won 4:3 Penalties)
“Thibaut Courtois saved Jose Gaya’s poorly struck spot kick to give Real Madrid a 4-3 penalty shootout win over Valencia after the teams had finished level at 1-1 after extra time in their Spanish Super Cup semifinal in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.”
“Karim Benzema gave holders Real Madrid the lead from the spot in the first half after he was fouled inside the area by Eray Comert, but Valencia came back into the game and deservedly equalised through a Samuel Lino volley from a Toni Lato cross straight after half-time.” Credits: espn.in/football
Real Betis vs FC Barcelona
After beating Atletico Madrid 0-1 , Blaugranas look forward to continue this winning form in the Spanish Super cup. After getting eliminated by Real Madrid in the last season, FC Barcelona enter the competition this year hoping to bring the trophy back to Catalonia.
Last 5 fixtures against Real Betis have ended in Barcelona’s favour as The Catalans have won 4 of them. Barcelona currently sit on top of the domestic league table while Real Betis hold the 4th spot.
Xavi Hernandez (FC Barcelona Manager)
🎙️ Xavi’s analysis of Real Betis, Barça’s opponents in the Spanish Super Cup semifinal: pic.twitter.com/4CNLaVbXfo— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 11, 2023
Sergi Roberto (FC Barcelona Captain)
⚡️ 𝙇𝙄𝙑𝙀 𝙉𝙊𝙒 ⚡️— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 11, 2023
Barça player Sergi Roberto speaks to the media ahead of Thursday's #BetisBarça in the Spanish Super Cup semifinal
𝗪𝗔𝗧𝗖𝗛 𝗡𝗢𝗪 𝗢𝗡 𝗕𝗔𝗥𝗖̧𝗔 𝗧𝗩+
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After missing out on the Atletico clash serving suspension , both Robert Lewandowski and Jordi Alba enter the squad list for this important match.There are no injuries or suspensions to report as of today.
🏆 Barça’s squad for the Spanish Super Cup! pic.twitter.com/WxnOjjU4a2— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 10, 2023
After a rock solid performance at the weekend, the same defence consisting of Jules Kounde, Ronald Araujo, Andreas Christensen and Alejandro Balde is expected to start with Marc Andre Ter Stegen between the sticks.
Frenkie De Jong might start at the DM position replacing Sergio Busquets while Gavi and Pedri is expected to complete the midfield alongside Frenkie De Jong.
Robert Lewandowski will start at the center while Ousmane Dembele and Ansu Fati will start on each flank.
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