The 40th Supercopa de Espana or Spanish Super Cup will be held in Saudi Arabia. Semi-finals: Barcelona, last season’s La Liga champions, enters the field to meet Osasuna, Copa del Rey runner-up.
Robert Lewandowski and Lamine Yamal score goals each. As Barcelona defeated Osasuna 2-0 and advanced to the Spanish Super Cup final.
The game – taking place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – remained goalless in the first half. As Barca struggled to put chances away. A long-range strike from Ferran Torres whistle past the post inside the first 10 minutes. Before the usually clinical Lewandowski had his shot saved by Osasuna goalkeeper Sergio Herrera shortly after.
Though the Blaugrana was the favorite coming in to the matchup 2023. Copa del Rey runner-up Osasuna made sure to take the game to last year’s La Liga champion. Jesus Areso had an early sight of goal when his effort from inside the box flashed just wide. While Ante Budimir was denied by an onrushing Iñaki Peña. Report by ทางเข้า ufabet https://ufabet999.app
Barcelona defeats Osasuna 2-0 and advances to the Spanish Super Cup final against Real Madrid.
Barça continued to have the better opportunities but failed to convert them. It appear at one point that it just was not Lewandowski’s night. With the Polish striker missing a free header from a corner and having another effort block inside the box.
Both sides saw audacious long-range free kicks saved as the two teams entered half-time unable to break the deadlock.
However, Barcelona’s attack appear to come alive in the second half and Lewandowski finally open the scoring in 59th minute. When he latched on to a through ball from İlkay Gundogan and slotted past Herrera to give the Barcelona the lead.
Barcelona were hand a boost by the return of midfielder Pedri from injury. Who came off the bench just after the hour mark. But were dealt a blow when winger Raphinha was substitut after suffering a leg problem.
He was replace by 16-year-old phenom Yamal. Who became the youngest player ever to play in the Super Cup, per Barcelona.