Real Madrid vs Barcelona: times, how to watch on TV, stream online, Spanish Super Cup 2023 final
Real Madrid meet Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup 2023 final on Sunday 15 January, with kick-off at 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT.
The first Clásico of 2023 takes place on Sunday 15 January 2023 as Real Madrid take on Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup 2023 final at King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Barça have won the competition a record 13 times but will be joined on that tally by Los Blancos should Madrid emerge victorious in the Gulf state.
When does Real Madrid vs Barcelona kick off?
The game between Real Madrid and Barcelona starts on Sunday 15 January 2023 at:
How to watch Real Madrid vs Barcelona in the United States
Real Madrid vs Barcelona preview
Lucas Vázquez injury forces Real Madrid into defensive change against Barcelona
Carlo Ancelotti will be forced into making a change at right-back as Lucas Vázquez is set for over a month out with an injury suffered in the penalty shoot-out semi-final win agianst Valencia. Young Real Madrid Castilla starlet Vinícius Tobias could be his replacement. Eduardo Camavinga also picked up a knock in the semi-final although Luka Modric should come back into the team anyway, even if the Frenchman is fit. Neither David Alaba nor Aurélien Tchouaméni were included in the squad for the tournament because of fitness issues.
Frenkie de Jong and Ousmane Dembélé fit to face Real Madrid
Xavi is thought to be considering a move to a 4-4-2 system with four central midfielders rather than his ‘usual’ 4-3-3 formation. Frenkie de Jong and Ousmane Dembélé are expected to be fit despite being forced off in the second half in the semi-final against Betis, which Barça also won on penalties. Like Modric, Sergio Busquets didn’t start in midweek but is set to come back into the side, with wide man Raphinha likely to drop down to the bench. Uruguayan defender Ronaldo Araújo is likely to start at right-back rather that in central defence to combat the threat of Vinícius Júnior.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona: last five meetings
October 2022: Real Madrid 3-1 Barcelona, LaLiga
March 2022: Real Madrid 0-4 Barcelona, LaLiga
January 2022: Barcelona 2-3 Real Madrid (AET), Spanish Super Cup
October 2021: Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid, LaLiga
April 2021: Real Madrid 2-1 Barcelona, LaLiga
Real Madrid vs Barcelona prediction
Neither side impressed in the semi-finals and haven’t been in top form since returning from the World Cup break. Real Madrid seem better equipped to win when not at their best, which they’ve done on multiple occasions over the years.
Predcition: Real Madrid 2-1 Barcelona
Who will referee Real Madrid vs Barcelona?
The referee for Real Madrid vs Barcelona will be Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea.