Super Cup final: Xavi reveals plans for Real Madrid

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Barcelona and Real Madrid will face each other in the Super Cup final, for the second year in a row.

Barcelona beat Real Madrid 3-1 in last season’s final, and Xavi plans to re-enact that same performance. The club boss says he plans for Barcelona to dominate the tie.

When asked about Barcelona’s approach for the upcoming Supercopa final against Real Madrid, Xavi said: “Our methodology, our way of playing, the team we have and the way we compete against Madrid.

“The example to follow is last year’s final when we won 3-1. We were much better. And despite losing to Madrid in La Liga this season, we also played well until the 60th minute. We feel we could have got more from the game.

“We have to take the ball from Madrid and our DNA must shine through more than ever. Madrid are in better form than last year, but we will try to dominate them and play toe-to-toe. It’s the ideal setting and moment for us to show our best football. We are up for it.”