First time that neither the League champion nor the Cup champion will be in the final

first_imgSo, for the first time in history, The Super Cup final will not host either the League champion or the winner of the Copa del Rey. Some results that will not be without controversy. Valverde already exposed before the confrontation that preferred the previous format and the Valencian press and fans exploded after giving in to Real Madrid in the first semifinal for the fact of not directly accessing the duel for the trophy.In fact, Luis Rubiales came out in defense of ‘his’ Super Cup against the wave of criticism: “I am not going to answer all these people who only think of damaging, with destructive qualifications, lack of derogatory education and negative ends, but of course, if your argument is this, you will not see any Champions match where teams that have not participated been champions. “In addition, the president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation explained where the competition money will go: “And I will add more. This SUPERCUP is BETTER than the previous one, which mattered little. And it produces MANY INCOME that help us get ahead of modest 2nd and 3rd Soccer or women’s football and Futsal. That work is an important part for @rfef and we will continue along that line. “ The new format of the Spanish Super Cup has brought criticism among many fans from the football world for rewarding teams that didn’t even compete in the Copa del Rey final last season. Thus, four teams arrived in Saudi Arabia, unlike previous years when only League champion and winner of the KO tournament met in a round-trip qualifier held in the month of August.If nothing had changed, Barcelona and Valencia would have competed to lift the trophy, but the rule change propelled by Luis Rubiales gave him the opportunity to Real Madrid and Atlético of fighting for the Super Cup. Said and done, capital equipment has been imposed on Valencia Y Barcelona respectively and they will play the grand finale next Sunday (19:00, Movistar Champions League).last_img read more

1st Test, Day 2: Kohli, Dhawan centuries put India on top

first_imgSri Lanka were in deep trouble in the first Test against India as they lost both openers without scoring and finished on 5 for 2 at stumps on day two on Thursday.After India took a first innings lead of 192 runs, Sri Lanka had to face four overs before the end of play.Captain Virat Kohli surprised many by starting with spin from both ends and that proved to be a masterstroke.Dimuth Karunaratne was bowled in the first over by offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin while Kaushal Silva departed in the next over bowled by legspinner Amit Mishra.India’s total of 375 all out was thanks to centuries by Shikhar Dhawan (134) and Virat Kohli (103).last_img