This month of August will see football action resume in the top five football leagues in Europe. And when September follows, a new Champions League and Europa League season will begin, featuring games from the 2018/2019 season.
The qualifiers for both competitions are well underway, with clubs struggling to feature in this season’s edition of the competition.
Two clubs that have automatically qualified for next UCL season are Real Madrid (by winning the Champions League) and Atletico Madrid (by winning the Europa League). These two winners will also be facing each other in the UEFA Super Cup set to take place this week.
Comparing Both Clubs
For Real Madrid,
It’s the first time in nine years that the squad will not have a certain Cristiano Ronaldo in its ranks. Yes, all players are replaceable and it will be fun to see how Lopetegui’s side will set up without the club’s highest-ever goal-scorer.
Real Madrid will be relying heavily on the likes of Gareth Bale to fill the vacuum left by Ronaldo. It’s also the perfect time for names like Asensio, and Lucas Vasquez to step up and help Real Madrid win yet another trophy in addition to the one they won last season.
For Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid
Kevin Gameiro may be off to another club this summer but they still have heavyweights like Diego Costa, World Cup winner Antoine Griezmann, the impressive Jan Oblak and their new boy, Thomas Lemar who joined them this summer.
For Atleti, it’s not so much about being defensive as it is about having deadly players going forward. And just like Real Madrid, they will be looking to come up with the goods in this game and go home with the trophy.
Click here to make your predictions and earn yourself some extra cash.
With both teams plying their trade in La Liga and based in the same city, the UEFA Super Cup to be played in Tallinn, Estonia, will be a derby game – one that is usually fiercely contest by both teams involved.
This is a neutral ground. There’s no home/away team. Nevertheless, you can expect some part of history to repeat itself in this game.
In the last 6 meetings between both sides, Real Madrid won two times, three games ended in a draw, leaving Atletico with just one win from those six fixtures. How about the goals?
Half of the past six meetings between both sides ended with Over 2,5 Goals, with Real Madrid scoring in every of those meetings , except the 0-0 draw in 2017.
Click here to predict and win.
Real Madrid won the last edition of the Super Cup. That win gave them their fourth title. But they’re one short of Barcelona and AC Milan. Atletico has never won it before. Which way do you think this game will go? Which of the two teams will win?
Leave us a comment and share your thoughts with us.