Real Madrid look to complete early bragging rights over their El Clasico rivals Barcelona with the Spanish Super Cup at stake.The European champions stunned the Catalan giants with a 3-1 win in Sunday’s first leg.
But will tonight’s encounter escape controversy? On Sunday, Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off and subsequently banned for five games after shoving the referee. But Real could yet win an appeal to see the ban dramatically overturned.
Whether Ronaldo plays or not, expect it to another typically lively affair at the Bernabeu.
The game kicks off at 10pm. Cristiano Ronaldo has failed in an appeal to overturn his five-game suspension after pushing the referee in Real Madrid’s 3-1 win over Barcelona.
The Portuguese reacted angrily after being given a harsh second yellow for diving as a substitute in the Super Copa. The Spanish authorities quickly slapped the reigning Ballon d’Or winner with an additional four-game ban for the physical altercation and a €3005 (£2727) fine