Coach Zinedine Zidane is probably thinking that it is way too early to play a competitive match with a title at stake, but UEFA thought August 9th was good enough for the Super Cup Final. Neither Sevilla nor Real Madrid are probably ready to play this game, so fans should not expect a thrilling and quality contest between two very good sides.
Furthermore, Real Madrid will be without Bale, Ronaldo, Kroos and Pepe, with Karim Benzema questionable as well. Sevilla, on the other hand, are rebuilding their squad after Unai Emery, Banega, Gameiro, Krychowiak and Coke left the team this summer.
All in all this should be a sloppy match. Both sides know this will be a very long season and have surely kept that in mind when trying to get physically ready for the Final.
Casemiro, Modric and Isco are expected to play in the midfield with James, Vázquez and Morata upfront.
Location: Trondheim, Norway.
Kick-off time: 08:45 PM CET, 02:40 PM Eastern, 11:40 AM Pacific
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