El Clasico: Andres Iniesta and Cristiano Ronaldo to miss second-leg

The Blaugrana outfit will look to overcome a 3-1 deficit as they travel to the Spanish capital.

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo Reuters

Barcelona will have to play the second leg of Supercopa de Espana without Captain Andres Iniesta, just like Real Madrid who will be without Cristiano Ronaldo through suspension, as the Catalan side attempt to turn around a 3-1 first leg deficit at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday.

Iniesta, 33, has been ruled out of the game against Real after suffering a thigh injury, according to reports by the Dailymail.

The Barcelona club captain didn't train on Tuesday and was left out of the 19-man squad that will attempt to turn around a 3-1 first-leg deficit against Real Madrid.

The midfielder played 68 minutes of the first leg at the Nou Camp on Sunday night but picked up the injury in his right thigh and will miss out. He joins Rafinha (adductor) and Thomas Vermaelen (calf) on the sidelines as Barcelona look to beat the odds and lift the first trophy of the Spanish season.

Gerard Pique's own goal gifted Real the advantage in the first leg, before Lionel Messi equalised with a penalty.

However, late goals from Cristiano Ronaldo - then sent off for taking his shirt off in celebration - and Marco Asensio ensured the La Liga champions have one hand on the trophy.

Ronaldo was handed a five-match suspension for shoving referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea on his way off the field, as reported by the Independent.

The Real Madrid forward received an automatic one-match suspension for being shown two yellow cards, with a further four-match ban for pushing the match official.

The 32-year-old came on as a second-half substitute in the match, and scored a sensational goal to put Madrid 2-1 up, before he was booked for taking his shirt off to celebrate.

He was then shown a second yellow card for simulation and pushed the match official prior to leaving the pitch.

"After being shown the red card, the player pushed me gently to show his dissent," referee Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea wrote in the document that covers all the incidents that occurred in the match.

Ronaldo received an automatic one-match suspension for being shown two yellow cards, as well as a further four-match suspension for pushing the referee.

The lengthy suspension means he will miss the second-leg of the Super Cup, which takes place on Wednesday. It also means he will be unable to play Real's first four La Liga fixtures, against Deportivo, Valencia, Levante and Real Sociedad. Real Madrid have ten days to appeal the suspension, according to the Mirror.