3 things Real Madrid must do to beat Barcelona in Supercopa 2022

Real Madrid vs. Barcelona, David Alaba (Photo by Eric Alonso/Getty Images)
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Real Madrid, Eder Militao, David Alaba
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Barcelona are a much better team than they were in October, at least on paper. The Catalans will show a lot more intent going forward this time around mainly because drawing is not an option for either side looking to progress to the final. Moreover, their attacking options are plentiful and have given them a new dimension in recent weeks, especially since the turn of the calendar.

Ousmane Dembele has looked sharp on the right flank whereas Ferran Jutgla is also one to keep an eye on. Luuk de Jong has caught up with improved form at the right time for his side, scoring twice in as many matches over the last week, whilst also coming close to extending that tally on separate occasions. Ansu Fati is also expected to be ready for the fixture and overcome his injury setback.

Dani Alves and Jordi Alba will be very industrious too with their attacking play due to the fact that they will have two target men in the box in the shapes of de Jong and Ferran Jutgla. Memphis Depay has been inconsistent of late but can be hurtful with his pace, and the same goes for Dembele who has Xavi’s faith and can be a handful if he is having a good day on the pitch.

Barca are bound to have a good amount of possession, perhaps more than Madrid, so it is imperative that the team defends as a unit in a low block and does not give the opponents too much space to play the ball around. It will also be imperative for the wingers to track back and nullify the opposition’s attacking full backs and try to exploit them when high up the pitch.