This match has everything you would ever want in a match and more. There are fireworks every time these two teams meet.
With a few top 10 players in the world running around the pitch, it's hard to imagine that this will be anything short of thrilling. The raw goal-scoring potential on both sides should lead to an offensive shootout.
A 7-0 preseason with a 27-5 goal differential speaks to how well Real Madrid is playing. They are playing incredibly well and look to carry the momentum into this match.
Messi hasn't exactly been stellar of late. A disappointing Copa America and brief resting period follow him into this match. He'll need to be on his A-game when they take on Real Madrid, as always.
The battle for world soccer supremacy begins and ends with Messi and Ronaldo. Both teams won't just be looking to win the match, they're gunning to outshine the other.
A win at the SuperCup over a such a high-profile opponent would be the perfect start to the 2011-2012 season. Implications of this match stretch far beyond the SuperCup.
Barcelona is gunning for their third SuperCup in three years. The only thing sweeter than a three-peat would be securing the achievement by taking down Real Madrid.
It doesn't appear as though Real Madrid will be able to break out their secret second-grade weapon. Perhaps they'll have to wait a year or two, or 10, before they bring him into battle.
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