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Atletico Madrid beats F.c Barca yesterday and for #Spanish Cup Final.

Atletico Madrid show a surprise in the Spanish Super Cup by staging a thrilling comeback to beat “F.c Barcelona” 3-2 on Thursday and set up a final against Real Madrid.

Barca looked on a course for a Sunday showdown against Real Madrid when they led Atletico 2-1 with nine minutes left but instead it will be a Madrid derby in Saudi Arabia to decide who lifts the trophy..

All five goals were scored during a wild second half in Jeddah that began with Koke putting Atletico in front, just 21 seconds after coming on as a substitute at the middle.

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• Goals from Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann turned the game on its head, only for Atletico Madrid to hit back with a late double, Alvaro Morata changed a penalty in the 81st minute before Angel Correa found a winner in the 86th.

In between, F.c Barcelona also had two goals ruled out after VAR spotted tight offsides while Atletico Madrid were denied what looked a clear penalty at 2-2, after the ball clipped the hand of Gerard Pique..

A pulsating contest will have delighted the Spanish Football Federation, who have faced heavy criticism for taking the competition away from Spain to a different continent, and a country that has a long-condemned record on human rights.

• F.c Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said on Wednesday he preferred the old format about his strong team selection, that included Messi, Griezmann and Luis Suarez, he said this was a tournament he was eager to win…

It only remains to be seen how this defeat might affect the La Liga title race, with Real Madrid and Atletico now enjoying the opportunity not only to win a trophy but score a psychological boost too..

F.c Barca dominated the first half and Griezmann had the best chance, only for his lifted finish from the angle to be saved by the excellent Jan Oblak.

• Atletico Madrid reached the Spanish Super Cup final after whopping F.c Barcelona 3-2 on Thursday Night.

F.c Barca looked on course for a Sunday showdown against Real Madrid when they led Atletico 2-1 with nine minutes left but instead it will be a Madrid derby in Saudi Arabia to decide who lifts the trophy.

• All five goals were scored during a wild second half in Jeddah that began with Koke putting Atletico in front, with just 21 seconds after coming on as a substitute at the interval..

Atletico Madris survived and the eager to spilled over at the break as Jordi Alba poked a finger in the face of Joao Felix, who then went head-to-head with Messi, Suarez also had to be pulled away by Stefan Savic..

A spikey end to the first period was trumped by an explosive start to the second as Koke, on for less than a minute, gave Atletico the lead. Felix started the move and Correa slipped a pass behind the scrambling Sergi Roberto for Koke to stab into the bottom corner.

First, Messi equalised after muscling his way through both Koke and Savic on the edge of the area and then he fired in again after steering a high ball around Koke. This time, however, VAR showed his elbow had served as a pillow.

The Disappointment was brief though as Alba crossed for Suarez and while his header was brilliant pawed away by Oblak, Griezmann nodded in the rebound..

But the floodgates had opened in the Barca defence. Vitolo was next to go clear and this time he was brought down by Neto. Morata converted the penalty.

Then, Morata skipped free down the right and his cross seemed to strike the dangling hand of Pique but after consulting VAR, the referee strangely decided against another penalty..

Yet after another moments later, Atletico Madrid were in again. Correa this time sprinted in behind and while Neto made a block, the ball had enough power to cross the line….Hrnews. .!!!

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