01 May 2021 5:47 PM +00:00

How to complete the Showdown Marcos Alonso & Mariano Diaz SBCs

Amongst the madness of the Team of the Season promo, EA has dropped two brand new Showdown SBC cards ahead of the UCL semi-final second leg between Chelsea and Real Madrid in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team.

Check out all the analysis on the Marcos Alonso and Mariano Diaz Showdown SBCs below, including how to complete the pair and whether they are worth bringing into your squads.

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Alonso & Mariano Showdown SBC cards

Spaniard Marcos Alonso and Real Madrid star Mariano Diaz are the latest players to receive Showdown SBC cards in FUT 21.

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DEADLY DUO: Which SBC will you choose to complete in FUT 21?

It must be noted that the Showdown SBC players have a possible chance of +2 OVR boost.

These two players have been selected from the upcoming UCL semi-final second leg between Chelsea and Real Madrid.

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The player from the winning team on the night (not on aggregate) will receive a +2 OVR stats boost.

In the event of a draw, both items will receive a +1 OVR boost.

Both cards boast some awesome stats - Mariano's 92 pace, 91 shooting and 91 physical will guarantee goals in the Weekend League, while Alonso has all base stats above 84!

Start Date & Expiry Date

The Alonso and Mariano Showdown SBCs went live at 1pm ET / 6pm BST on Saturday, 1 May.

You have until 1pm ET / 6pm BST on Tuesday, 4 May to unlock them.

Alonso SBC Requirements

Two squads are required to unlock the 89-rated Marcos Alonso, so here's what you need:

  • # of players from Chelsea: Min 1 
  • Squad Rating: Min 84 
  • Team Chemistry: Min 70
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
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Pack Reward: PREMIUM MIXED PLAYERS PACK

  • # of players from Premier League: Min 1 
  • IF Players: Min 1 
  • Squad Rating: Min 85 
  • Team Chemistry: Min 60
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
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Pack Reward: PRIME MIXED PLAYERS PACK

Mariano SBC Requirements

Two squads are required to unlock the 89-rated Mariano Diaz, so here's what you need:

  • # of players from Real Madrid: Min 1 
  • Squad Rating: Min 84 
  • Team Chemistry: Min 70
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
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Pack Reward: SMALL RARE MIXED PLAYERS PACK

  • # of players from LaLiga Santander: Min 1 
  • IF Players: Min 1 
  • Squad Rating: Min 85 
  • Team Chemistry: Min 60
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
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Pack Reward: PRIME MIXED PLAYERS PACK

Alonso & Mariano Showdown SBC Cost

At release, Marcos Alonso's Showdown SBC cost is around 145,000 coins on PlayStation and 139,050 on Xbox.

While Mariano Diaz's Showdown SBC cost is around 139,000 coins on PlayStation and 137,600 on Xbox.

Are they worth it?

With both SBC cards coming in at under 150,000 coins, we can definitely justify you splashing out if you've got some spare coins in FUT 21, if one of the cards fits into your team.

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ALL-ROUNDER: Alonso's Showdown SBC card has unbelievable all-round stats

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If Marcos Alonso receives a +2 OVR upgrade his card will be an outstanding box-to-box centre mid as he has brilliant stats across the board.

Mariano's card is already brilliant with a Hunter Chemistry Style applied, so a rating boost would be a welcome bonus for his card.

You should complete whichever card you think will be upgraded (who will win between Chelsea and Real Madrid.

Strong Links

As far as links to Marcos Alonso go, we aren't short of quality options!

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PARTY TIME: FUT Birthday Thiago has the skills to pay the bills

FUT Birthday Thiago is a quality midfield option that provides a strong link to Alonso.

Five-star skill moves and a five-star week foot, along with 94 dribbling and 91 passing makes the Spaniard a meta CM.

Team of the Season Federico Valverde is the perfect man to link up with Mariano Diaz.

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TERRIFIC TOTS: Valverde's Team of the Season card is just ridiculous

You need to look no further than his base stats to grasp just how good this Valverde card is.

However, the Real Madrid Midfielder comes with a hefty price tag, coming in at 979,000 coins on Playstation and 845,000 coins on Xbox.