Madrid Derby Should Add More Spice to Super Cup Battle
Due to its position at the start of the football season, the Uefa Super Cup is often overlooked a little by both players and fans. We often see games that are entertaining, but lacking the edge that you would expect from a game so important. However, 2018 may be a little different, because we have a clash between two fierce rivals - Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. There are a few factors that look set to cause this game to have more meaning and worth to the players than normal, and that is something that will only make this game more exciting and interesting to watch.
Real Madrid have been the dominating force in European football over the past few seasons, winning numerous titles including the last two Uefa Super Cup titles. They are a very proud club, and the last thing they will want to happen here is for them to lose their title to their near rivals. Looking at this game from the opposite side, Atletico would love nothing more than to end the dominance that Real have had over this competition in recent seasons, and will be going all out to show they can compete with their rivals. The way this game is set up is certainly something to get excited about.
The big talking point this summer in Spain has been the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid to Juventus in Italy. He is coming towards the end of his career, but still has plenty to give and there is no doubt about it, Real are going to really miss him. Not only was Ronaldo a huge player for them, but he was also a very big personality in the team, something that will need replacing. When you thought about Real Madrid, the first thing that came into your mind would have been Cristiano Ronaldo. Their entire identity will change this season, and kick-starting the change with a European title would really please everyone associated with the club.
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Real Made Favourites to Land Third Super Cup
The bookmakers think there is little to choose between Real and Atletico going into this game, but they have given the slight edge to Real. The current prices have Real Madrid as the 6/4 favourites to win the tie in 90 minutes, with Atletico Madrid priced up at 19/10 to do the same. With the season nearly upon us in Spain, it is highly likely that both teams will field very strong teams as they look to put the final touches to their preparations, and of course as they aim to win this title.
The Uefa Super Cup is often overlooked by some people but this season looks set to be slightly different. There is a lot at stake in terms of pride for these two teams, and both will want to put on a show that their fans will approve of. The game takes place on Wednesday evening, with an 8pm kick off UK time, so make sure you tune in.