The 2024 Spanish Super Cup opens the curtain this Wednesday, January 10, with the first semifinal. An entire Madrid derby between Real Madrid and Atlético that takes place at the Al-Awwal Park stadium in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), more than 5,000 kilometers from the capital of Spain. At stake is a pass to the final of the first title of 2024.

Real Madrid, present in the Super Cup as current Copa del Rey champion, faces the duel with the confidence gained after adding nine victories in the last 10 games played and sharing the League lead with the surprising Girona. In fact, the only defeat suffered so far this season was in the League against Atlético at the Metropolitano (3-1).

More doubts surround Atlético, who entered the Super Cup by finishing in third place in the League last season and because Real Madrid was the runner-up. Simeone’s men are fifth in the domestic competition standings, 10 points ahead of Real Madrid. The colchoneros seek to forget their last setback, the defeat suffered in stoppage time against Girona (4-3).

Neither Carlo Ancelotti nor Simeone are going to speculate in the semifinal and will try to form the strongest starting 11 that their respective infirmaries allow. At Real Madrid, Thibaut Courtois, Eder Militao, David Alaba and Lucas Vázquez are out due to injury, while at Atlético there will be no injured Thomas Lemar or Reinildo Mandava, who is playing in the African Cup with Mozambique.

The team that overcomes the first round of the Final Four will face, on Sunday, January 14, in the final against the winner of the other semifinal between Barcelona, ​​current League champion, and Osasuna, Cup runner-up.

The first semifinal of the 2024 Spanish Super Cup is the first of the three confrontations that Real Madrid and Atlético will play in just 25 days. After the derby in Arabia, both teams will meet again on January 18 to play the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey in another fight for a title, while the Bernabéu will host the league derby on February 3 or 4.

Referee: Alberola Rojas.

The match between Real Madrid and Atlético, corresponding to the first semi-final of the 2024 Spanish Super Cup, will be played this Wednesday, January 10 at the Al-Awaal Park stadium in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) starting at 8:00 p.m. in Spain (10:00 p.m. in Riyadh).

Real Madrid – Atlético, as well as the other three matches of the Spanish Super Cup, can be seen live on television through Movistar and Orange TV. Likewise, you can follow the match minute by minute through EL MUNDO live.