Real Madrid-Barcelona, Spanish Super Cup 2017: how & where to watch

Real Madrid-Barcelona, Spanish Super Cup 2017: how & where to watch

The reports says that Los Blancos are expecting to hold an official event to present the new deal at the Santiago Bernabeu following the two-legged Spanish Super Cup against Barcelona to be played on 13 and 16 August.

Isco is happy with the winning mentality in the Real Madrid dressing room and is hopeful of soon extending his contract, which now has less than 12 months to run.

Real Madrid have stepped up their preparations ahead of their first-leg Super Cup clash with rivals Barcelona on Sunday.

According to Spanish publication AS, the new agreement 45-year-old coach with real Madrid runs until 2020.

The champions have steadily strengthened their all-powerful squad as they bid to retain the Spanish league title for the first time since 2008. "This is going to be a hard year because already on Sunday we have a complicated match".

Barcelona, however, have been stripped of one of their most prized assets after selling Neymar to Paris St Germain and Atletico Madrid have been stunted by a ban on registering new players.

Barcelona, which is in the Super Cup as the reigning Copa del Rey victor, will play its second match since the stunning departure of Neymar after Paris Saint-Germain paid a record 222 million euros ($262 million) to trigger the release clause in his contract.

After all, club record signing Mohamed Salah completed a move from Roma this summer and can play there, as can Sadio Mane - who made the PFA team of the year in 2016/17 after a superb debut season at Anfield.

Zidane admitted "there aren't many players" with Neymar's individual qualities, but claimed his absence would not give Madrid the upper hand over the two legs in four days with the second leg of the Super cup to come at the Bernabeu on Wednesday.

A footage from the Daily Mail showed Ernesto Valverde، gearing up for his first season in charge of Barcelona، put his players through an intense session at the club's base on Thursday. "It's an important title and I think that we are prepared".

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