Zidane’s plan for the first leg of the Spanish Supercup

Zidane’s plan for the first leg of the Spanish Supercup


After winning the first title of the year against Manchester United, Real Madrid will have another important clash next Sunday. The team managed by Zidane will face Barcelona in the first leg of the Spanish Supercup and the French coach will do some changes in the line up respect the European Supercup.

Los Blancos will play the first Clásico of the season and it looks like Zinedine Zidane will do four or five changes in his starting 11 with the aim of giving minutes to all of his players. A big absence will be Luka Modric. The Croatian midfielder will miss the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup because he was sent off in the second leg of the Spanish Cup of 2014 against Atlético Madrid. This will be a big absence because Modric played really good against Manchester United, showing that he is in a good shape and that he wants to do another amazing season.

In addition, it looks like that the French manager will do changes in all of the lines of the starting 11. In the defense Nacho Fernández or Théo Hernández could enter in the line up, with the goal of giving rest to Marcelo or Carvajal because they have played many minutes during the preseason. In the midfield,  with the absence of Modric, there are several doubts of who will replace him. It seems that Isco will repeat, because his performance in the European Supercup was amazing, being a nightmare for all Manchester United players and the MVP of the final. While in the attack, Marco Asensio could replace Gareth Bale who is not reaching the level expected in the preseason, and Cristiano Ronaldo could enter in the line up replacing Benzema. The French striker is playing quite good but he is nowadays the only striker of the team and Zidane don’t want to risk with his compatriot. Lucas can al start from the beginning playing in the right wing with Cristiano Ronaldo as a striker.


Los Blancos showed last year that they have the most complete squad of Europe and that this rotations will not be a problem for Zinedine Zidane. In fact, the French manager decided last year to use all his players and the results were extraordinary.