Real Madrid vs. Barcelona takes place on Wednesday in what promises to be an enthralling encounter in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup. The game can be watched online through live stream from 4.30 p.m. ET (details below).
Real Madrid are attempting to overturn a 3-2 loss from the first leg and turn the tables of power in Spanish soccer. For many years now Barcelona have been firmly recognized as the best team in Spain and the world, and despite Real winning La Liga last year Barcelona in most people's eyes remain the team to beat. The success of Barcelona in recent years will have angered the Real Madrid faithful more than anyone. They will be hoping to turn over their fiercest rivals and claim a famous victory in today's encounter.
Real have been touted to give Luka Modric a starting spot in the side following his $47.5 million transfer from Tottenham Hotspur this week. However, it is unclear whether he may simply be given a spot on the bench having only just joined the squad recently and not having much time to bed in with the team.
Madrid are still chasing their first win of the season having drawn against Valencia in their first game, before losing to Barcelona in the first leg, and surprisingly losing to Getafe in a league encounter on Sunday. It is Real's worst start to a season for 40 years. Some are saying Modric will be thrown right into the deep end by being given a starting spot against Barcelona to inspire the side to a first win.
"I'm ready, but the coach will decide if he uses me or not," said Modric. "It's going to be tough for me to earn a place but that's the challenge, the biggest challenge of my career. Expectations are as high as possible and I'm ready for that."
Meanwhile Barcelona have a 100 percent record so far this season, having won all three of their games.
Real Madrid vs. Barcelona kicks off at 4.30 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream by clicking here.