Why does Real Madrid play the Spanish Super Cup?
The tournament goes from having two to four participants and this year will be the first time that is disputed in the format of ‘Final Four’. The classified teams, as approved by the RFEF at its Extraordinary Assembly last April 29, are the two finalists of the Copa del Rey and the champion and runner-up of LaLiga Santander. Real Madrid Y Valencia CF are measured this Wednesday in what will be the first semifinal of the Spain Supercup. A tournament that premieres format (two semifinals and final) and place (it will be played in King Abdullah Sports City of Jeddah, in Saudi Arabia).A new competition system that brought a lot of tail but that is one of the great sports projects that Luis Rubiales has taken since his arrival to the presidency of the Federation. The president, faced with criticism for taking the Super Cup to Saudi Arabia, defended last November: “The Super Cup was doomed to death, in the month of August it could not be disputed. The money is not to build a chalet, it goes for women’s football, it goes to the more modest. Of course money is important. Who can you deny that? Money is very important, but the money goes to the clubs of Second B and Third. “ Atlético de Madrid, which will face Barça in the second semifinal of the championship, won its place to enter the Super Cup as runner-up of the national league championship in the 2018/2019 season and Valencia and Barça also got it by being the two finalists of the Copa del Rey.But why will Real Madrid play the Spanish Super Cup? White team He was third in LaLiga Santander last season and semifinalist of the Copa del Rey, tournament in which he was eliminated by FC Barcelona. So, Real Madrid accedes to the supercup as the best classified in the League that has not played the final of the Copa del Rey to be third in the league last season. The Federation assures that this is the criterion in case of coincidence, as it has been this year, since Barça has been champion of the league and runner-up of the Cup.That same regulation also reflects that the champion of the League intersects with the runner-up of the Cup and the champion of the Cup with the runner-up of the League, but when Barcelona coincided in two positions, a raffle was held that matched Real Madrid with Valencia and the Blaugrana team with Atlético. These four teams have been exempt from the first two qualifiers of the Copa del Rey.