In the semi-finals of the Spanish Super Cup, Barcelona will face La Liga pacesetters Real Sociedad, while holders Real Madrid will take on Athletic Bilbao in the other tie.
The draw, which puts together the final four of last season’s top two sides in La Liga as well as the Copa del Rey finalists, took place at the Spanish Federation of Football (RFEF) AGM on Thursday.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Copa final, to be contested between Sociedad and Bilbao, has yet to take place.
The final four concept that debuted last year, following an agreement between the RFEF and the country in 2019, was due to take place in Saudi Arabia. However after the Saudi government decided against hosting it due to novel coronavirus travel restrictions, it will now be held in the southern area of Andalusia.
Media reports say that the three-year Saudi contract with the RFEF was extended by one year to make up for the situation.
On January 13, Barca takes on Sociedad at the Nuevo Arcangel in Cordoba, while Real Madrid faces Bilbao at the Rosaleda in Malaga a day later. The final will take place at Cartuja Stadium in Seville on the 17th of January.