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Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Live: Supercopa semi-final commentary stream and latest score updates today – Evening Standard, Standard.co.uk

Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Live: Supercopa semi-final commentary stream and latest score updates today – Evening Standard, Standard.co.uk


        

                                                          

                                                                                          

Welcome to the Evening Standard’sSupercopa de Espanasemi-final coverage ofBarcelonavsAtletico MadridLIVE tonight.

                                                                                                                                                

Atletico will be out for revenge afterLionel Messi‘s superb 86 th-minute effort condemned them to a 1-0 home defeat when these two teams last met in LaLiga on December 1.

                                                                                                                                                   

Leaders and defending champions Barcelona currently boast a five-point domestic lead over third-placed Atletico, who qualify for this competition by virtue of their runners-up spot in 2020 / (*********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************. ********                                                                                                                                                                      

Tonight’s winner will face Real Madrid in Sunday’s final. With kick-off scheduled for 7pm GMT, follow all the goals and action with Ben Hayward.

                                                                                                                                                   

Live Updates

  

                

  

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****************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** mins:Neto comes out to claim a cross and clatters into Angel Correa and Umtiti at the same time. The Argentine took the brunt of the blow and is hurt …                    

  

         

        

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******************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** mins:Sergio Busquets loses the ball just outside his area and Atletico look to be on for a promising attack, but Barca press the Rojiblancos back to the halfway line …                                      

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Messi and Antoine Griezmann link up in the area, but the whistle goes, presumably for offside …

                      

         

        

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********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** mins:Joao Felix completely mis-kicks an attempted cross from the left and the ball goes out for a goal kick to Barcelona …                        

                 

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9 mins:Vidal hits a low shot following a lay-off from Sergi Roberto, but the Chilean’s effort sails a few yards wide of Jan Oblak’s left-hand post …

                                      

                  

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8 mins:Barcelona building from the back, but haven’t really fund their rhythm yet …

                       

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7 mins:Alvaro Morata fouled by Samuel Umtiti. Free-kick to Atletico, but Barca win it back …

                      

                  

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6 mins:Joao Felix crosses from the right, Arturo Vidal heads away …

                                       

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5 mins:Atletico win a free-kick in their own half and play a ball forward from deep, but Barcelona win it back …

                       

         

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4 mins:Barcelona in possession now and a huge roar as Lionel Messi advances with the ball …

                      

         

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3 mins:Neto, in for the injured Marc-Andre ter Stegen, catches a cross under his crossbar …

                                      

         

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2 mins:Atletico win a corner on the left and it’s curled in, but cleared …

                      

         

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1 min:Boos for Atletico when they have the ball, as happened to Valencia yesterday. Local fans clearly supporting Barca tonight …

                      

         

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The game is under way in Saudi Arabia!

                                      

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We’re five minutes away from kick-off in Jeddah – are you excited yet?

                       

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The pre-match build-up all seems to be about one man …

                    

  

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Confirmed team news (Barcelona XI:

) ****************************************************** Neto; Sergi Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Alba; Busquets, De Jong, Vidal; Messi, Suárez, Griezmann

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(Atletico XI: ************************************************************** Oblak; Trippier, Felipe, Savic, Renan Lodi; Correa, Thomas, Herrera, Saul; Joao Felix, Morata

**************************************** (Subs: Adan, Arias, Hermoso, Koke, Marcos Llorente, Vitolo, Rodrigo Riquelme                                       

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The King Abdullah Sport City Stadium is set …

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Team news is expected soon, so watch this space …

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Barcelona XI:Neto ; Sergi Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Alba; Busquets, De Jong, Vidal; Messi, Suárez, Griezmann

                                                                                                                                                            

Atletico XI:Oblak ; Trippier, Felipe, Savic, Renan Lodi; Correa, Thomas, Herrera, Saul; Joao Felix, Morata

                                                                                                                                                

Barca are without first-choice goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, who is struggling with tendinitis in his right knee and missed Saturday night’s Catalan derby draw against Espanyol.

                                                                                                                                                                    

Arthur Melo (groin) and Ousmane Dembele (hamstring) are the other headline absentees from Valverde’s – man traveling squad, which includes several younger players such as Riqui Puig and Ronald Araujo.

                                                                                        

Atletico, meanwhile, are missing Thomas Lemar and Diego Costa.(**************************************************************************************

                                                                                        

How to follow:The match is not available to watch live in the United Kingdom, but Ben Hayward will be bringing you all the action on our LIVE blog.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
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