For what reason are Real Madrid and Atlético in the Spanish Super Cup last?

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For what reason are Real Madrid and Atlético in the Spanish Super Cup last?

For what reason are Real Madrid and Atlético in the Spanish Super Cup last? 

We clarify why Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid are meeting in the Spanish Super Cup last, notwithstanding neither one of the sides having won LaLiga or the Copa del Rey last season. 

Genuine Madrid and Atlético de Madrid conflict this Sunday, January 12 (kick-off, 19:00 CET) in the terrific last of the new-look Spanish Super Cup. 

This season sees the challenge extended from two to four groups just because, with two semi-finals and a one-leg last being played at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (Saudi Arabia was picked to have the initial three releases of the new competition, from 2020 to 2022). 

As affirmed by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), the new four-group competition is made up by the past season's finalists of the Copa del Rey and the victors and sprinters up of LaLiga. 

In that capacity, the qualifiers during the current year's debut competition were Barcelona (2018-19 LaLiga Champions and Copa del Rey finalists), Valencia (Copa del Rey 2018-19 victors), Atlético Madrid (LaLiga 2018-19 other participants) and Real Madrid, who completed third in LaLiga however accepting the fourth spot as Barcelona were both LaLiga victors and Copa finalists. 

How the Spanish Super cup semi-finals are chosen 

The new competition guidelines express that the LaLiga champions would confront the Copa del Rey sprinters up in the main semi-last, while the other semi-last observes the Copa del Rey victors take on the LaLiga other participants. 

Be that as it may, as Barcelona were both LaLiga champs and Copa finalists, a choice was made to hold an attract to choose the semi-last ties, in which Real Madrid were drawn against Valencia; and Barcelona against Atlético. (As a result of their investment in the competition, each of the four sides were made absolved from the second round of this present season's Copa del Rey). 

Genuine Madrid ran out agreeable 3-1 champs against Valencia in the principal semi-last in Jeddah on Wednesday, with Toni Kroos, Isco and Modric scoring for Los Blancos before Daniel Parejo tore one back for the Copa del Rey holders through a stoppage-time punishment. 

Atlético Madrid, in the interim, had the harder tie against Barcelona on Thursday and, subsequent to opening the scoring through Koke, got themselves 2-1 down going into the most recent 10 minutes. Anyway a 81st-minute Álvaro Morata punishment followed by Ángel Correa's champ five minutes after the fact guaranteed a sensational 3-2 triumph for Diego Simeone's side, who hadn't beaten El Blaugrana since the second leg of the Champions League quarter last in 2015-16. 

Because of their semi-last triumphs, Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid square off in the main all-Madrid Spanish Super Cup last since 2014.

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