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Papers: Barcelona will play a Superclásico against Athletic Club

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To most people’s surprise, Athletic Club have knocked out Real Madrid from the Supercup and ensured we’d see no El Clásico in the grand final. Be that as it may, Barcelona are still in for a real treat and a difficult test for Ronald Koeman’s ideas.

The papers this morning are mostly preoccupied with the Sunday’s clash. Mundo Deportivo are calling it the Superclásico despite the Catalans not facing their eternal rivals.

Two goals from Raúl García made quick work of Los Blancos and stunned the reigning La Liga champions in an interesting semifinal bout. The Lions now deservedly head into the grand final and both Barcelona and Athletic will be looking for their first silverware of the season.

SPORT are also going with the Supercup cover and are mostly focused on Real Madrid’s display.

We still don’t know whether Lionel Messi will be fit enough to participate on Sunday but Barcelona surely hope the Argentine makes it. Apart from that, SPORT are also tackling some transfer news.

The latest reports state Eric García is one step away from becoming a Blaugrana and will sign a five-year contract with the Catalans. This, of course, first has to be approved by the eventual new president as well since no signing will be made before the elections are done and dusted.

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