In Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) the final of the Super Globe takes place this Saturday (19:30, Barça Tv) in a clash that could be the European Super Cup if the EHF had it on their record, because face Barça, champion of the Champions League, and German Magdeburg, champion of the European League, the second continental competition, and who agrees to fight for the title after defeating (32-30) Danish Aalborg, runner-up in the Champions League.
Although not thought so, the confrontation between the two European champions in 2021 will offer the title of club world champion of the season. For Barça it is the sixth final of seven participations, of which they have won five; for Magdeburg, his second final
The Catalans are the current champions, and have won the last three editions, against German teams, Fuchse Berlin (2) and Kiel; What’s more, they won another of their titles against Hamburg, also German in a tournament that reaches its fourteenth edition, and that Ciudad Real (three times) and Cantabria (the inaugural one) have also won.
With these precedents it would be possible to think that the Barça was the favorite, but it must be qualified: the history of those successes dates back to the previous decade, with Xavi Pascual on the bench and with luxury squads; Now we are at the dawn of Ortega’s career at the helm, with a quality squad although not as complete because the numbers of the club’s accounts are what they are. And Magdeburg, the best team in the defunct GDR, now leads the table in the Bundesliga, and is climbing the ladder in a competition that Kiel and Flensburg have dominated, and where it seems that it is called to complete the German leadership so that it does not be a matter of two.