Having already impressed with their power and impressive passing game against Barcelona in the first leg, Real Madrid fans go into the Supercopa de Espana second leg with hope that their team maintain what was an imposing style of play.
However, it seems likely Jose Mourinho will enforce a more conservative approach to the game. Expected to field the same squad for the sake of consistency, the only change could come in the form of Fabio Coentrao who may replace Angel Di Maria, who after the first leg received criticism for his performance.
As for Barcelona, Xavi is expected to start the match to inflict his dangerous game whilst the fans await Pep Guardiola’s decision as to whether or not he will play new arrival, Cesc Fabregas.
Barcelona (4-3-3): Valdes; Alves, Mascherano, Pique, Adriano; Xavi, Busquets, Iniesta; Sanchez, Messi, Villa
Real Madrid (4-2-3-1): Casillas; Ramos, Pepe, Carvalho, Marcelo; Khedira, Alonso; Di Maria, Ozil, Ronaldo; Benzema
Did you know…Messi has scored 11 goals in Clasico matches, the second most by a Barcelona player behind Cesar Rodriguez who scored 14 [via @infostradalive]