Xavi, Barcelona’s head coach, sends a bold message to Real Madrid before Supercopa de Espana final clash

Barcelona secured a comfortable 2-0 victory over Osasuna in the Supercopa semi-final, setting the stage for a rematch with Real Madrid in the final, a repeat of last year's encounter where Barcelona emerged victorious with a 3-1 scoreline.

Xavi Challenges Real Madrid
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Barcelona comfortably defeated Osasuna in the Supercopa semi-final on Thursday, securing a 2-0 win. This triumph sets the stage for a rematch of last year’s final, in which the Blaugrana overcame Los Blancos with a 3-1 victory.

Following the match, Xavi expressed confidence in his team’s ability to clinch their first piece of silverware this season, stating, “I think that in the league Clasico, we dominated most of the match. I can compare it to last season’s final. I think that we can dominate them and win.”

In their previous encounter, Madrid orchestrated a remarkable second-half comeback, with Jude Bellingham’s double leading to a 2-1 away triumph. Since then, Barcelona has faced challenges, currently trailing Los Blancos by seven points in the title race.

Barcelona is poised to face Madrid on Sunday evening, aiming to defend their Supercopa title. Subsequently, they are scheduled to travel to Unionistas for the Copa del Rey round of 16.

FC Barcelona performance and stats

FC Barcelona

Manager: Xavi
Rank 2nd
Win 23
Draw 7
Loss 5
Goals 72-43
Diff 29
Rank 1st
Win 4
Draw 0
Loss 2
Goals 12-6
Diff 6

FC Barcelona is currently in the Copa Del Rey with points.

It has a even goal difference after scoring goals and conceding .​

Real Madrid performance and stats

Real Madrid

Manager: Carlo Ancelotti
Rank 1st
Win 28
Draw 6
Loss 1
Goals 78-22
Diff 56
Rank 1st
Win 6
Draw 0
Loss 0
Goals 16-7
Diff 9

Real Madrid is currently in the Copa Del Rey with points.

It has a even goal difference after scoring goals and conceding .​