On May 28, Real Madrid won their 11th European title as Zidane’s men defeated Atletico Madrid on the penalty shoot out. Cristiano Ronaldo scored 5th, and final penalty and Real Madrid are winners of Champions League 2015-16. With this title, Real Madrid qualified for UEFA Super Cup 2016. Like always, winner of UEFA Europa League and winner of UEFA Champions League play for UEFA Super Cup before the start of next season. Real Madrid winner of Champions League Vs FC Sevilla winner of Europa League is set to face each other in Trondheim, Norway, on 9th August 2016. FC Sevilla defeated Liverpool FC in the final. So final is set, the stage is set for UEFA Super Cup as once again two Spanish teams will face each other. Last year it was FC Barcelona in place of Real Madrid, but the opponent was same, FC Sevilla.
UEFA Super Cup 2016: Preview
Sevilla is the team who already played two finals, Europa League (Champions) and Copa Del Rey(Runner Up). Not only this, they are yet to play two more finals, UEFA Super Cup and Spanish Super Cup. So we can clearly say, FC Sevilla is all over the football game as they are the team with most finals. On the other hand, Real Madrid will be playing the 2nd final after winning Champions League title. Zinedine Zidane will start his season with Real Madrid from Super Cup after taking charge mid-season. Unai Emery, who played a significant role in winning back to back Europa League title from past three years, is now no more managing Sevilla. He has taken the charge of PSG dugout. Jorge Sampaoli will be managing FC Sevilla, and his first match will be against Real Madrid that too for Cup. Jorge Sampaoli was former coach of Chile National Team, and it will be a great challenge for him as Emery has set high standards already.
According to pundits, after the departure of Emery, FC Sevilla won’t be same as it was before. First of all, new manager needs time to settle down and understand the squad. Where for Real Madrid, this time, its entirely different story. Not only Zidane is getting proper time to prepare his squad and ignite the new signings, but he has proper pre-season to understand the team the complete his best eleven. Not only this, a maximum of Real Madrid’s players were playing Euro 2016 and Cristiano Ronaldo and Pepe even played final and secured the Cup for National Team. Welsh Wizard, Gareth Bale played semi-final so does German sniper Tony Kroos. For Zidane, his main men are already in match practice that’s why they are joining the team in the last game of Pre-Season.
Real Madrid vs Sevilla
Real Madrid may have the danger of triumphing their first trophy of the season after they meet Sevilla on Tuesday at the Lerkendal Stadium in Norway. Gambling the UEFA Super Cup final is constantly a achievement for both teams because it approach that they reached European glory a season ago, even though the timing of the sport appears a bit intricate for Los Blancos, who can have many of their stars sitting on the bench or operating in Madrid to get in form for the begin of La Liga.
Toni Kroos, Gareth Bale, Pepe and Cristiano Ronaldo will all pass over the sport, even players like Luka Modric, Sergio Ramos, James Rodríguez and Karim Benzema are nonetheless working to enhance their bodily circumstance. The French striker may not be capable of featuring at all as he spent all of Madrid’s preseason stage in North America improving from a hip harm.
“He’s high-quality, he didn’t feature the games, and we won’t be risking anything with Karim. I’m glad that he is with us. He is done all the preparation with us, and we’ll see what occurs the next day. Let’s hope that he would not have any similar issues,” said Zidane approximately Benzema, who could spend the game on the bench waiting to look if the crew desires extra firepower in advance.
Zidane is “no longer concerned” approximately lacking a few massive names with the squad and confirmed that Madrid “need to do the entirety of their power.”
All things considered, it seems like Lucas Vázquez, James Rodríguez, and Álvaro Morata will start in front, with Casemiro, Luka Modric and Isco inside the midfield. If Zidane thinks Ramos is in shape enough, the Spanish defender will start alongside Varane, with Carvajal and Marcelo at the flanks. Kiko Casilla will shield Real’s aim as Navas is still convalescing from a heel injury.
Sevilla, however, is a miles distinctive team from the only that conquered the Europa League title. Educate and mastermind Unai Emery left the club to join Paris Saint-Germain and took Krychowiak with him. Kevin Gameiro is now an Atlético de Madrid player at the same time as Ever Banega made his competencies to Inter Milan. Those four men had been the coronary heart and soul of Sevilla, and while new train Jorge Sampaoli and signings like Kranevitter, Sarabia or Vietto should ultimately replace the ones who left, it will now not be clean for Sevilla to attain their height.
“I am simply pleased to be here and to be involved in this final. Our new style needs a while to settle in. The maximum critical factor is that the players trust in it,” said Sampaoli.
This may be an utterly vital check for the maximum of Madrid’s reserves. If players like Isco, James, Morata, and Vázquez perform nicely enough, Zidane will without a doubt experience some remedy understanding that he could be allowed to rotate the squad regularly at some stage in what is going to be an entirely long season for Los Blancos.
Cristiano Ronaldo Missing Cup?
Cristiano Ronaldo was forced the leave the field inside twenty minutes after receiving an injury in final of Euro 2016. Which also means Ronaldo 7 will not play in UEFA Super Cup 2016 on August 9. Minimum recovery time as suggested by doctors is four weeks. Besides this injury, CR7 was already playing under hectic schedule. This injury came at the right time only of its for short time as Ronaldo was severely in need of rest. Los Blancos and Zidane won’t be getting much affected by his injury as they have enough depth to lift Super Cup Vs Sevilla.
UEFA Super Cup Stats
Talking about stats Spanish teams had lifted Cup 12 times in 22 appearances which is already a record. After 9th August, it will be 13 and 24 respectively. In 16 editions of UEFA Super Cup 2016, winner of Champions League lifted this cup for nine times and Europa League winner seven times. Real Madrid are clear favorite there 😛
UEFA Super Cup: Projected Lineups
Real Madrid XI: Casilla; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Casemiro, Modrić, Isco; James Rodríguez, Lucas Vázquez, Morata.
Karim Benzema is still a doubt for UEFA Super Cup 2016. Ronaldo, Pepe, Kroos, Bale, Navas all are out due to fitness issues.
FC Sevilla XI: Soria; Ferreira, Pareja, Carriço, Escudero; Kranevitter, Correa, Iborra; Sarabia, Konoplyanka, Vietto.
UEFA Super Cup 2016: Live Stream
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