This is a Super Cup we're talking about. No one remembers the Super Cup winners for a reason: the game is played before the major soccer leagues kick in and the whole game is kind of an anti climax. I hate Super Cups. I hate friendlies. I hate just games with no meaning that are wasting our valuable time. I'd rather watch snooker in my local bar. But, it is still Real Madrid and Manchester United and no matter how you look at it - it is the first competitive match of this season. The only problem is that the game is not taken seriously by anyone and if the coaches could just delegate another team for the honors of playing this match - they would. Why? Good question. The answer is simple one: avoid injuries early in the season. And that - my educated friends and friendettes - is not that easy to do in a game that is a friendly and is not a friendly at the same time. I am not jealous of Zidane or the former Special one in their respective locker rooms. What are they gonna tell their players? Ah? What? Play good, but, please, don't commit yourself the way I won't have you for the remainder of the season?
I can go on and on describing the reasons both coaches hate this game.
So, usually - the game no one wants to really win (jinxing the whole season after that as the teams that win Super Cups are jinxed... Well, may be with an exception of Real Madrid) - ends up in a draw and then the penalties.... Entertaining and not risky for any of the teams where each injury can translate into millions of lost euros. And, why am I so worried about the injuries? You mean, why do I think that the chances some players will get injured are high? Because, all the friendlies we saw so far were really that - friendlies. And when two tough teams can't play each other tough - what we get is a game both teams will score not to end the competition with 0-0. So, a nice 1-1 or 2-2 is a suitable result for this game.
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|Draw and Both Tams To Score
||2-1 LOST (-6 units)|