The four-team Spanish Super Cup tournament will conclude on Sunday, with Real Madrid taking on Athletic Bilbao in the championship game.
Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao meet for the third time this season but now with the first trophy of the 2021-2022 campaign at stake.
While the Spanish Supercup is never a priority and both clubs will surely have more important goals in mind, Madrid and Bilbao are also aware of the fact that a win tonight could definitely increase their confidence and momentum as it happened to Los Blancos two years ago.
How to Watch Real Madrid vs. Athletic Bilbao Today:
Match Date: Jan. 16, 2022
Match Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
TV: ESPN 2
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The Spanish Super Cup is a tournament that pits the champions and runners-up of the Copa del Rey and the League against each other. It expanded to a four-team tournament for 2019-20 after being a two-team contest starting in 1982.
Since the expansion to four teams, Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao have been the two teams that have won the tournament. Overall, Real Madrid have 11 titles and five runners-up finishes, while Athletic Bilbao have three titles and have finished second twice.
To advance to this year’s final, Real Madrid first had to overcome Barcelona. It took extra time for that to happen, with Real Madrid coming out with a 3-2 victory. Tied 2-2 after regulation time, the team definitively prevailed in the 98th minute with a goal from Federico Valverde.
Athletic Bilbao defeated Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals by a 2-1 margin, coming back from 1-0 down with a pair of late goals, with a 77th-minute equalizer from Yeray followed by the game-winner. minutes after Nico Williams.
These teams last met in December in a La Liga match, with Real Madrid winning. In fact, Real Madrid has won the last three meetings of these teams. Athletic Bilbao beat Real Madrid last year in the Super Cup semi-finals but have not won it in La Liga since 2015.
How To Watch
Spanish Super Cup Final: Real Madrid vs. Athletic Bilbao
TV CHANNEL: ESPN2