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Real Madrid’s Federico Valverde celebrates after scoring during the Spanish Super Cup semi final against Barcelona at King Fahd stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022. Image Credit: AP

Riyadh: Real Madrid struck a fifth Clasico victory in a row on Wednesday to advance to the Spanish Super Cup final but Barcelona's young guns showed why there is belief the club's recovery has begun.

At the end of a pulsating contest in Saudi Arabia, Madrid scraped through 3-2 after extra-time and will now face either Atletico Madrid or Athletic Bilbao, who play on Thursday, in Sunday's final.