With the sole aim of winning, Barcelona demonstrated their hierarchy after beating Osasuna 2-0 in Saudi Arabia in the semi-finals of the Spanish Super Cup.
In the first half, Xavi Hernández's team took control of the ball and even had a few chances to score; However, the goal was noticeable because it didn't happen in the first 45 minutes.
The Blaugranas came into their own more clearly in the second half and in the 58th minute Robert Lewandowski seemed to score the first goal for the Culés. The Pole received a surgical pass from Gündogan in the penalty area and then scored at the goalkeeper's near post.
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With the points lead, the Catalan team controlled the pace of the game and sealed the victory in the 92nd minute through Lamine Yamal. The 16-year-old striker stayed with the ball in the penalty area after a pass from Joao Felix and sent a left-footed cross shot that secured Barcelona's qualification for the final.
Although the Blaugranas achieved a positive result, the Barça strategist praised the rival's work and suggested that there are some aspects that can be improved.
“Osasuna is one of the best teams defensively. It wasn't a comfortable game and we knew we would earn less than normal. We didn't have a brilliant game, but a sober one. On the whole we are satisfied. We are in the final. “The final is not played, it is won,” Xavi told a press conference.
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After this result, Barcelona will have the opportunity to confirm its sovereignty in the Spanish Super Cup, against none other than Real Madrid, the rival it defeated in the final of the last edition.
As if that wasn't enough, since January 12, 2022 the Catalan team no longer knows what it's like to lose in the Spanish Super Cup. After this date, Barza played three games in this competition.
With overwhelming motivation, the Barça strategist is confident that he can win against the Merengue team on Sunday, January 14th. “I think we dominated Real Madrid most of the time in the La Liga classic. I think we can dominate them again and win,” said the coach.
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Yamal makes history in the Supercup
At his young age, Lamine Yamal is already leaving his mark on the history of Barcelona and Spanish football. With the 2-0 win in the final, the 16-year-old attacker overtook Gavi and became the youngest goalscorer in the entire history of the Spanish Super Cup
The striker of the Barça team also bears the mark of the youngest player ever to break into the Spanish league, European qualification and the Spanish team. Furthermore, he still has time to break the UEFA Champions League record.