Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Real Madrid-Barcelona, Spanish Super Cup 2017: how & where to watch

Real Madrid-Barcelona, Spanish Super Cup 2017: how & where to watch

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The attacking firepower of their second string has been somewhat weakened by the departure of Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez, however, as the pair scored a combined 31 goals in all competitions last term.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and his players look dejected as Real Madrid players lift the trophy.

"I'm very happy to have the confidence Real Madrid shows in me".

Madrid sports daily AS reported the Frenchman will be rewarded with a three-year deal for his feats in not only delivering two Champions Leagues in just 20 months in charge, but also Real's first La Liga title for five years. I'm happy to be working so well with my staff.

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Brazilian Casemiro, for example, has developed from a holding midfielder primarily picked to shackle the opposition into a box-to-box player with a knack for scoring in big games, striking in the Super Cup and Champions League final as well as against Barcelona, Napoli and Athletic Bilbao. "We are enjoying our job a lot".

"They have had changes but Barcelona are Barcelona".

Barca have so far failed in their efforts to spend the 222 million euros Paris St Germain paid them for Neymar, seeing bids rejected for Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho and Borussia Dortmund's Ousmane Dembele which leave the club racked with doubts before facing a supremely confident Madrid side.

Barcelona's summer has centered around the loss of Neymar and the club's attempts in the past fortnight to replace him. If we think it's going to be easier [without Neymar] then we're wrong. "He worked very hard physically during his break and he is ready to play now".

It was not too long ago that Isco was considered a luxury player at Real Madrid.

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