After winning the Champions League last season, Real Madrid faced Europa League winners, Eintracht Frankfurt in the Super Cup in August this year.
To nobody’s surprise, Carlo Ancelotti’s side came out on top with a 2-0 victory, courtesy of goals from David Alaba and Karim Benzema. With Los Blancos having the possibility of competing in the competition next season, due to them being contenders to reign over Europe once again, it has been revealed that changes could be made to the format.
As per the latest information provided by the Guardian, as relayed by MARCA, UEFA is understood to be assessing the possibility of introducing a new final four format in the Super Cup.
It is being discussed whether the winners of the Champions League and the Europa League are also joined by the Conference League and Major League Soccer (MLS) champions.
From the looks of it, it seems like the governing body consider the tournament as a chance to provide an additional initiative to the team that wins the Conference League.
Considering the side also has the chance to lock horns against a potential Champions League winning side could be considered an added bonus for the team.
Additionally, the MLS could get a number of new eyes on them, through this potentially opportunity as well.
UEFA has been looking at ways to include USA in their daily proceedings, knowing full well their monetary power. With an MLS team in contention against the best in the world, this could be UEFA’s gateway into the money they have been looking for.
From a Real Madrid standpoint however, this potential revamp of the Super Cup is far from good news. Season upon season, the Spanish giants play a relentless number of fixtures right till the very end, as they compete across all four fronts.
With the addition of another match, especially at the start of the campaign will not make matters any easier for Los Merengues.
Official: Real Madrid squad list against Real Sociedad
Real Madrid will be aiming to continue their recent winning streak when they take on third-placed Real Sociedad in La Liga on Sunday.
Los Blancos have picked up three wins in three games against Villarreal, Athletic Club and Atletico Madrid. Given that Barcelona already have a lead at the top of the table, Carlo Ancelotti’s men cannot afford any slip-up against Sociedad tomorrow.
Ahead of the much-anticipated contest at the Santiago Bernabeu, manager Ancelotti has announced the Real Madrid squad list for the game.
Dani Carvajal, who trained normally today, is still not back on the roster, with Ancelotti already admitting that the Spaniard could return against Valencia next week.
Meanwhile, David Alaba, Aurelien Tchouameni and Lucas Vazquez also remain unavailable while Ferland Mendy misses out after picking up a hamstring injury against Atletico Madrid.
Rodrygo Goes, who also sustained a knock in the game against Atletico, is fully fit and on the squad list for the Real Sociedad encounter. Eden Hazard is also back after missing the last two matches with an injury.
Castilla midfielder Mario Martin, who made his senior debut against the Rojiblancos is retained on the list by Ancelotti.