REAL MADRID are taking on Athletic Bilbao in Riyadh for the Spanish Super Cup.
Los Blancos saw off rivals Barcelona in the semi-final, winning a thrilling contest 3-2 after extra-time.
Luka Modric has given Real the lead just before the break with his first of the season, before Karim Benzema netted from the spot.
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- Real Madrid XI: Courtois, Alaba, Militao, Mendy, Lucas, Rodrygo, Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Vinicius Jr, Benzema.
- Athletic Bilbao XI: Unai Simon, De Marcos, Yeray, Martinez, Balenziaga, Berenguer, Dani Garcia, Zarraga, Muniain, Sancet, Williams.
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52. GOOOOAAAAALLLLLL REAL MADRID!!!!
Benzema steps up to take the penalty and buries it into the corner!
50. Athletic Bilbao 0-1 Real Madrid
Benzema receives the ball on the edge of the penalty area before striking.
His effort is blocked by Alvarez and a corner is initially awarded.
But, VAR intervenes and the referee is told to go over to the monitor as the ball hit the defender’s arm.
Real Madrid have a penalty for a handball.
46. Athletic Bilbao 0-1 Real Madrid
Real Madrid go on the attack straight away as Casemiro attempts a long ball over to Vinicius who takes it down before striking over the bar.
He is then flagged offside by the linesman.
A positive start for the Whites.
Kick Off – Athletic Bilbao 0-1 Real Madrid
We’re back underway!
N.Williams has come on to replace Berenguer.
Half Time – Athletic Bilbao 0-1 Real Madrid
Athletic Bilbao have had positive spells, but the Real Madrid attack are proving to be a nuisance for the Lions.
Marcelino Toral may want to consider some changes going into the second half.
Half Time – Athletic Bilbao 0-1 Real Madrid
Real Madrid have the advantage in this Super Cup final.
There could not have been a better time for Modric to score his first goal of the season.
44. Athletic Bilbao 0-1 Real Madrid
Balenziaga receives the ball on the left before sending a cross into the box.
It travels through Vasquez and Casemiro but there are no red and white shirts there to get on the end of it.
38. Athletic Bilbao 0-1 Real Madrid
Rodrygo flies past Balenziaga before squaring the ball to Modric on the edge of the penalty area.
The midfielder takes one touch before curling it into the top right corner.
Unai Simon had no chance!
38. GOOOOAAAAAALLLLL REAL MADRID!!!!
Luka Modric breaks the deadlock!!!!
35. Athletic Bilbao 0-0 Real Madrid
Just over 10 minutes to go until half time.
Athletic Bilbao are starting to grow into the game.
32. Athletic Bilbao 0-0 Real Madrid
There is a brief pause as Kroos recovers after getting the ball to the face.
Ouch, we all felt that one!
27. Athletic Bilbao 0-0 Real Madrid
Athletic Bilbao are on the back foot at the moment with the Whites pressing high.
They have just conceded two consecutive corners which have both challenged Unai Simon in goal.
22. Athletic Bilbao 0-0 Real Madrid
Real Madrid have another corner after Rodrygo’s cross is blocked.
Kroos sends the ball into the box but it is headed clear by the defence.
18. Athletic Bilbao 0-0 Real Madrid
Benzema is left in space on the edge of the box and has plenty of time to get a shot away.
His effort flies narrowly wide of the post.
15. Athletic Bilbao 0-0 Real Madrid
The Lions win their first corner of the game as Sancet’s effort from long range is deflected behind.
Nothing comes from it as the ball is crossed into Martinez who heads over.
11. Athletic Bilbao 0-0 Real Madrid
The ball is sent through to I.Williams who makes a great run into the box.
Alaba slides in and it looks like the ball touches his arm, but VAR say no penalty.
8. Athletic Bilbao 0-0 Real Madrid
Rodrygo bursts into the box and tries to get a shot away but the ball is tapped out by Balenziaga.
Athletic Bilbao are struggling to find possession in the opening stages.
6. Athletic Bilbao 0-0 Real Madrid
The Whites are pressing high.
Benzema is proving to be an issue for the Athletic Bilbao defence so far.
1. Athletic Bilbao 0-0 Real Madrid
A bit of early panic for Real Madrid as Vinicius sends a poor pass back to Courtois, who is forced to head the ball out for a throw-in.
The Lions are looking lively so far.
We’re underway for the Spanish Super Cup final!
The teams are out
The teams have entered the pitch.
We are just minutes away from an incredibly exciting Super Cup final.
David Alaba has made a surprise return to the Real Madrid starting line-up.
The Austrian international suffered a hamstring injury during the Whites’ preparations for the Super Cup.
However, he has been cleared by the medical team and is Ancelotti’s first choice centre back for this fixture.
15 minutes until kick off
Real Madrid have won 11 of their last 12 finals.
However, Athletic Bilbao are the current Spanish Super Cup holders and should not be written off.
The Basque side defeated Barcelona by three goals to two in last year’s final and will be looking to repeat the feat against the current La Liga leaders.
This has all the makings of an excellent match.
Real Madrid’s road to the final
Real Madrid qualified for the competition after coming second in La Liga.
They faced Barcelona in an El Clasico semi-final where the score was 2-2 at full time.
Super-sub Federico Valverde came on to score the winner in extra time.
This will be their 18th appearance in the competition.
Athletic Bilbao’s road to the final
Athletic Bilbao qualified for the competition after finishing as runners-up in last year’s Copa Del Rey.
They defeated Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals with two late goals from Yeray Alvarez and Nico Williams, which made the score 2-1.
This will be their sixth appearance in the competition.