Barcelona will take on Atletico Madrid in the second semifinal of the Spanish Super Cup competition in Saudi Arabia on Thursday night.
The two will battle it for a place in the finals in the newly revamped competition, which initially was a one-off match that acted as the curtain-raiser before a new La Liga season.
The winner will face Real Madrid, who qualified on Wednesday night after thrashing Valencia 3-1.
Ahead of the tie, what are some of the stand-out stats?
Atlético get to play in this revamped edition of the Super Cup as they finished second in last season’s LaLiga
The Rojiblancos are currently third in the domestic competition with 35 points
Barcelona are leading the standings on 40 points, same as fierce rivals Real Madrid
They will be without Thomas Lemar and Diego Costa
The last time the two sides met Barça Lionel Messi's goal late on was the difference
They have clashed six times in the Super Cup, with Barça winning four times
The Rojiblancos have beaten the Blaugrana twice
Leo Messi has participated in the most editions (11) and has won the most titles (8)
Atlético Madrid are Messi’s second favorite victims, netting 30 goals against them in all competitions
Diego Simeone has only won two of his 26 official matches against Barça as coach of Atléti
Messi has 13 goals in the competition and is the all-time top scorer
Valverde is in second place as the coach who has overseen the most matches in the Spanish Super Cup
He has won two titles, one with Sevilla and the other with Barcelona
Should he (Valverde) triumph again in the final, he would equal Pep Guardiola and Cruyff, with three
N. Semedo, Piqué, I. Rakitic, Sergio, Todibo, Suárez, Messi, Neto, Lenglet, M. Wague, Griezmann, Jordi Alba, S. Roberto, F. De Jong, Vidal, Umtiti, Junior, Iñaki Peña, C. Pérez, Riqui Puig, Collado, Ansu Fati, R. Araujo and Arnau.
Ter Stegen, Arthur and O. Dembélé have been excluded because of injury.
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