This likely comes as unwelcoming news for Culés, with Barça having suffered a woeful run in the last few El Clásicos. In the last four league fixtures against Los Blancos, the Catalan club have failed to win even once, drawing one and losing three. It seems that in recent times, the Blaugranas have seriously fallen short of their standards in big games.
With Barça having won the 2021 edition of the Copa del Rey against Athletic Club, and the top two in La Liga being Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, they will be the four teams competing in the 2022 edition of the Spanish Super Cup.
In yet another big game failure, Koeman’s men fell at the hands of a Marcelino-lead Bilbao in the 2021 Super Cup, and they will be hoping to have a better run in next year’s edition. However, the odds seem even harder after being stacked up against Los Vikingos.
In addition, it is likely that they will face Atletico Madrid in the final, if both Barça and Atleti manage to progress, making the challenge even harder. With Joan Laporta as Barça’s new president, the fans are hoping for a rebuild to come in, and fast, so that Barça can become competitive once again.
Barcelona and Real Madrid will lock horns in the 2022 Spanish Super Cup semi-final, the Catalans have confirmed. Barca will face 2020/21 La Liga runners-up Madrid as the Spanish Cup winners.
Atletico Madrid, meanwhile, will take on Spanish Cup finalists Athletic Bilbao in the other semi-final as the league champions. Even though the Spanish FA are yet to confirm the tournament’s schedule, it’s set to be held in January 2022.