Barcelona was defeated by Atletico Madrid, score 2-3 in the semifinal of the Spanish Super Cup after a spectacular match. At the break the score was 0-0 but after the break followed a recital by both teams. Dieogo Simeone sent Koke into the fight, and he opened the scoring after only 30 seconds in the 46th minute. Only 5 minutes held the advantage of Simeone’s band, Messi restoring the tie. In the 62nd minute Griezmann scored against his former team, and Valverde’s team took the lead. 9 minutes before the final whistle, Alvaro Morata scored for 2-2, and Correa brought the victory and qualification to the final for Atletico, in the 86th minute of the match.
Barcelona thus misses the qualification in the final of the Spanish Super Cup, and Ernesto Valverde could be dismissed from the hands of the Catalans. If the Camp Nou club officials will not make a decision in the short term, Valverde will surely be replaced in the summer.
The variants considered for Valverde’s replacement are Ronaldo Koeman, Marcelo Gallardo, Thierry Henry, Mauricio Pochettino, and also Jurgen Klopp. It remains to be seen what decision the club officials will make, but one thing is certain. Ernesto Valverde will not continue on the bench of Catalans in the summer.