The final of the Spanish Super Cup will feature a Madrid derby instead of a Clasico.
Atletico Madrid came roaring back in the second half of their semifinal match against Barcelona on Thursday, getting late goals from Alvaro Morata and Angel Correa in a thrilling 3-2 win in Saudi Arabia.
A scoreless opening stanza on Thursday gave way to a five-goal outburst following the interval, with Barcelona seemingly in control heading into the last ten minutes. Goals from Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann had the Blaugrana up 2-1 after Koke opened the scoring just minutes into the second half.
But a wild spell saw Diego Simeone's men turn the match on its head.
Morata converted a penalty in the 81st minute to level proceedings and then sent Correa clean through on goal five minutes later. Barcelona 'keeper Neto got a piece of the Argentine's effort, but not enough to keep it from creeping over the line.
A late Gerard Pique chance was as close as Barcelona came to equalizing.
Thanks to the revamped four-team format of the Super Cup, Sunday's impending tilt between the two Madrid sides means neither of the reigning trophy winners in Spain will feature in the final. Barcelona were crowned La Liga champions last year, while Valencia hoisted the Copa del Rey.