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Spanish Super Cup holders Athletic Bilbao will be looking to reach their second successive final when they do battle with La Liga champions Atletico Madrid in their semi-final clash on Thursday night.
The winners at the King Fahd International Stadium in Saudi Arabia will face either Barcelona or Real Madrid in the final, which is due to take place on Sunday.
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|date||14 Jan 2022 01:00|
|Location||Riyadh Venue: King Fahd Stadium|
After cruising to a 5-0 victory over second-tier side Rayo Majadahonda in the Copa del Rey last week, Atletico Madrid were forced to settle for just a point in La Liga when they played out a 2-2 away at Villarreal on Sunday.
Strikes either side of half time from Villarreal defenders Pau Torres and Alberto Moreno cancelled out Angel Correa‘s brilliant 10th-minute opener from the halfway line; however, Geoffrey Kondogbia scored a 67th-minute equaliser for the visitors, before receiving his second yellow card of the game in added time.
This result was another setback for Diego Simeone‘s side in their quest to retain their top-flight title, with 16 points now separating themselves in fourth with league leaders and city rivals Real Madrid at the summit.
With the defence of their title seemingly all but over, Atletico may look to prioritise cup competitions for the remainder of this season, with the Spanish Super Cup their first attempt at silverware.
Los Colchoneros have a mixed record against Bilbao in recent meetings, as they have won, drawn and lost two games each in their last six encounters, including a goalless draw at the Wanda Metropolitano in September.
With a lack of home supporters to cheer them on at a neutral venue in Saudi Arabia, Simeone will need to be his exuberant self once again on the touchline to provide some sort of motivation for his players on Thursday.