This time there will be a trophy but will it be a Real fiesta or a Barcelona party?

The Supercopa de Espana champion will receive the trophy and celebrate the title at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, just after the end of the match; something that is normal but different to what happened in May, when Real Madrid were proclaimed LaLiga winners at La Rosaleda but were not given the cup.

That scenario bewildered some of the newest players in the Spanish league and sparked a debate.

In other leagues the champion celebrates at the moment the title is secured.

At Malaga, both Gareth Bale and Luka Modric became impatient but the trophy was nowhere to be seen and a Real employee approached them to explain that the trophy is handed out the following season.

If Madrid can play another good 90 minutes, they will win their second title of the season.

It would repeat the story in 2012, when, on Modric’s debut, Los Blancos beat Barcelona to lift the Supercopa de Espana, Iker Casillas raising that trophy before the supporters.

If Barcelona are able to reverse the outcome of the first leg, the party will not be small.

Ernesto Valverde would get his first title and with an unforgettable match, which would stop the Real euphoria and alleviate the gloom in Catalonia.

It could be a feast for Bartomeu too … although he would not reach the decibel levels of Joan Gaspart after the Copa del Rey in 1997, the last time Barcelona lifted a trophy at the Bernabeu, and had the club hymn played at full volume.

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