Goals and Highlights: Barcelona 2-3 Atletico Madrid, in 2020 Spanish Super Cup Semi Final
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Full Time | FC Barcelona 2-3 Atletico de Madrid
In a game that Barcelona dominated for 70 minutes, Atletico held on and turned it around to reach the Super Cup Final against Real Madrid.
90'+3'
Piqué attempts a header, but it's just over the crossbar!
90'
Four minutes of added time
89'
Neto with an amazing stop to a shot by Llorente!
88' | Barcelona Substitution
De Jong is replaced by Ansu Fati.
87' | Atletico GOOOOOOOAL!
Correa puts Atletico in front! The Argentine player strikes and despite Neto's and Roberto's best efforts to stop the ball, it hits the back of the net!
85' | Barcelona Substitution
Busquets is out. Rakitic comes onto the pitch!
83'
The Atletico players argue for a handball inside the box from Piqué.

The ref communicates with the men in charge of VAR, but it seems that they do not see enough evidence to call a penalty kick.
81' | Atletico GOOOOOOOAL!
Morata finishes it from the penalty spot and equalizes the game!
80' | Penalty for Atletico de Madrid
Vitolo goes one on one with the keeper. Neto trips him and the foul is conceded. The Brazilian keeper sees the yellow card too.
77'
Clear chance for Correa as he is left one one one against Neto, but the assistant referee raises his flag to signal for the offside.
76'
Yellow card for Vidal after a strong challenge on Vitolo.
74' | VAR Check: Disallowed goal!
The referee sees offside from Arturo Vidal in the play and the goal won't count. We're still 2-1 in this semifinal match.
73' | Barcelona GOOOOOAL!
Arturo Vidal assists Piqué in a set pieces play and the defender finishes it!
72'
A few seconds into the game, Llorente sees the yellow card for fouling Messi.
72' | Atletico Subsitution
Llorente will take Koke's place on the pitch. The captain seems to be injured.
66'
The Messi-Oblak duel continues. The keeper stops a first time shot by the Argentine superstar.
66' | Atletico Substitution
Lodi leaves his place for Vitolo
65'
Messi looks for the top right corner but his attempt is just wide from the post.
64'
Felipe is carded for a foul from behind on Luis Suarez.
62' | Barcelona GOOOOOOOOAL!
Griezmann finally makes it 2-1 after Oblak gave a rebound to a header by Suarez.

The Frenchman gets to the ball before any of the defenders could react and heads it in.
60' |VAR Check: Disallowed goal for Barcelona!
The referee sees there's a handball from Messi as he controlled the ball.

The score remains equalized!

59' | Barcelona GOOOOOOOOAL!
Messi finds the rebound just outside the box, dribbles to allow himself some spaces and finishes it with a classy low shot!
57'
Griezmann attempts a chipped shot. Oblak stretches to stop the ball from going in!
54'
Messi goes for goal again. Oblak needs to do his best effort to stop the Argentine from scoring again.
51' | Barcelona GOOOOOOOAL!
Messi fights for the ball inside the box and shoots with his right to equalize the game!
46' | Atletico de Madrid GOOOOOOAL!
With just over a minute of being on the pitch, Koke finishes it to put Atleti in front! Angel Correa with the first touch assist to leave the captain with no marking infront of Neto.
45' | Atleti Substitution
Hector Herrera leaves his place for Koke.
45' | Second Half Begins
We're underway with the second 45 minutes of this semifinal match of the Spanish Super Cup.
Oblak has been influential in mantaining the scoreboard without change.

Here, he's seen competing against Suarez for a ball on the 16th minute.

Suarez and Savic were carded after the whistle blew after getting in a small confrontation.
Half Time | FC Barcelona 0-0 Atletico Madrid
We go to the break with no goals in the scoreboard yet.

Barça has been better, but Oblak's interventions have prevented any scores.

45'
Two minutes of added time for the first half.
40'
Suarez with another shot and Oblak is there again to save.
39'
Griezmann one on one with the keeper, but Oblak wins the duel and deflects the ball!
36'
Good cross from Vidal. Suarez looks for goal, but the ball apparently hits the hand of an Atletico defender.

The ref does not signal for a penalty.

35'
Thomas is carded for placing his hand near Umtiti's face.
33'
Now it's Messi who takes a corner kick. Griezmann heads it backward looking for Suarez, but Savic just gets there to send it to corner.
32'
Hector Herrera takes a free kick to the near post looking to surprise Neto.

The keeper has to dive to stop the goal from going in!

30'
Piqué sees the yellow card after a very strong sliding tackle to stop Renan Lodi.
28'
Messi with another attempt that ends up over the bar.
25'
Barça continues putting pressure on Atletico. The last few minutes of the game have been played in the Colchoneros' own half.
21'
Oblak with a tremendous save to a shot by Lio Messi!

From inside the box, Messi tries to finish with a very powerful low shot, but the keeper gets his left hand on it to save Atletico.

16'
Suarez almost gets to the ball before Oblak in a play inside the box.

The ref signals for a foul before the ball could reach the back of the net.

11'
Cross looking for Correa. Neto comes out to look for the ball and both players collide. The keeper manages to get the ball.
8'
Arturo Vidal attempts a shot from the edge of the box, but his attempt is just wide.
5'
Thomas shoots from distance. Neto is there to save.
2'
Morata with the first attempt of the match. He tries to cross, but the ball is deflected and ends up in Neto's hands.
0' | Kick-off!
We're underway with Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid from Jeddah!
José Luis González González is the referee in charge of this match.

The referee tosses the coin so Oblak and Messi can call it.

All is set for the match!

Both teams step onto the pitch for the start of the  match.

Tons of flags from both teams waving in the stands!

Everything set for kickoff! We're moments away form the start of the match!
Saudi Arabia and Spain together for this tournament!
Outside the King Abdullah Sport City, some shows of Spanish culture and traditions are taking place so the Saudi espectators can bond with those fans who come in from the Iberic Peninsula.

A look at Barcelona's arrival to the stadium a few moments ago

 

Barcelona: Starting XI
Neto; Alba, Umtiti, Piqué, Roberto; Busquets,Vidal, De Jong; Griezmann, Messi, Suárez.

Atletico Madrid: Starting XI
Oblak; Lodi, Savic, Felipe, Trippier; Thomas, Herrera, Saúl, Correa; Morata, Joao Felix.

Ideal conditions for a great match!
The pitch at King Abdullah Sports City looks to be in great shape to host our match tonight.

The temperature at Jeddah is 68ºF with no chance of rain.

Atletico's dressing room in Jeddah is ready for the Rojiblancos.

Spanish Super Cup history between the teams
Barcelona and Atletico have faced each other in six editions. Barça have defetated Atléti in four ocassions (1991, 1992, 1996 and 2013), while the Colchoneros have come out on top in three editions (1951, in the Eva Duarte Cup, and 1985).

 

Another title for Messi?
Leo Messi has participated in the most editions of the Spanish Super Cup (11) and has won the most titles (8).

 

LIVE Coverage Begins!
We're an hour away from kick off in this semifinal match for the Spanish Super Cup.

Barcelona and Atletico Madrid fight for the right to face Real Madrid in the tournament final.
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Atleti also worked hard to prepare the match
Barcelona, with many young players, trained in Jeddah
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Joao Felix's time to shine!
The Portuguese is trying to find a place in the Simeone's tactics. The young Portuguese star has yet to show all the potential he has, however he's expected to do it in big matches such as this one for the Super Cup.


Messi is a nightmare for Atletico de Madrid
The Argentine star is  probably the most feared player by Atlético de Madrid at the moment. He has a total of 30 goals in all competitions, making him the player who has scored the most goals against the red-and-white team.
The last match between the two teams was just a month ago, on December 1, 2019. On that night, Barça won with a splendid goal by Leo Messi in the 86th minute.
Both teams arrive to the match in an irregular form.

FC Barcelona drew against Espanyol in the Barcelona derby, however it remains the leader of the competition,-

Meanwhile, Atlético de Madrid occupies the third position in the league, 5 points behind its rival tonight.

With capacity for 62,000 spectators King Abdullah Sports City is the largest stadium in Saudi Arabia.



The winner of this match will face Real Madrid in the final.

'Los Merengues' defeated Valencia by 3-1 with goals from Kroos, Isco and Modric. The goal from Valencia came from a penalty shot in injury time converted by Parejo.

The 2020 Spanish SuperCup changed from a two-team format to four teams, now incluiding a semi-final round.

This tournament features both finalists from the 2018–19 Copa del Rey (Valencia & Barcelona) and the remaining highest ranked teams from the 2018–19 La Liga (Real Madrid & Atletico Madrid).

Kick-off time
The FC Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid match will be played at the King Abdullah Sports City, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The kick-off is scheduled at 2:00pm ET.
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