With the team widely considered as the very best in world football at this time, Real Madrid hope to enjoy another successful season and avoid the jinx that winning the Supercopa de Espana brings.
Wednesday’s 2-0 victory over Los Cules secured the club’s 10th Supercopa success however this has not always been a precursor for future success in that campaign for Los Blancos.
After five of the previous nine victories, Real Madrid endured a trophyless season with this happening most recently in 2012/13 when Jose Mourinho’s team defeated the Blaugrana in the Supercopa before failing to win another title that year.
2008/09 saw the club fall to the same fate just as they did in 2003/04 following David Beckham’s debut in the traditional season opener.
With that said there are also instances where lifting the Supercopa has led Real Madrid onto even larger triumphs in the same season.
In 1997, Los Blancos were victorious over Louis van Gaal’s Barcelona team and Jupp Heynckes would then go on to lift the Champions League with victory over Juventus in the final.
Zinedine Zidane hopes to be able to replicate such a feat and overcome the supposed jinx that follows the club.