UEFA Super Cup: Everything you need to know

first_imgWith the book closed on one continental season, the next will be upon us sooner than expected, as Champions League winners Liverpool and Europa League holders Chelsea prepare to kick-off the latest campaign in style in the UEFA Super Cup.The two Premier League sides will ensure an all-English affair for the curtain-raising clash as Jurgen Klopp’s side look to add a second piece of silverware to the trophy cabinet this year, while the Blues will give their new manager a baptism of fire.Both sides will travel out east to Turkey only days after they begin their new domestic campaigns too, as they look to begin 2019-20 on the strongest foot possible. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Here is everything you need to know ahead of the clash…Where is the 2019 UEFA Super Cup taking place?Besiktas fans Vodafone ParkThe 2019 UEFA Super Cup will be held at Vodafone Park in Istanbul, Turkey, at the home of Super Lig outfit Besiktas. It has a capacity of 41,188 and will play host to the match August 14, 2019 .The ground replaced BJK Inonu Stadium as Besiktas’ home ground in 2016, but incorporates the former Eski Acık stand as part of its structure, due to the historical signifcance of the former.Since opening three years ago, it has played host to both Champions League and Europa League football as well as live music, with pop artist Shakira performing to 50,000 fans in 2018.2019 UEFA Super Cup formatMohamed Salah Liverpool Champions League 2018-19As it has been since 1998, this year’s edition of the Super Cup will be a one-legged tie between the winners of the Champions League and the Europa League.Both teams will be looking to claim another win in the competition, with Liverpool having prevailed on three occasions and Chelsea just the once.2019 UEFA Super Cup ticketsOfficial tickets for the Super Cup will be sold via lottery, which opens on Tuesday, June 18 at 1300 GMT. Fans and supporters will be able to apply for tickets until Tuesday, July 2 at 1300 GMT.Prices begin at €50 (£45/$56) and top out at €130 (£116/$146), with those successful in their application set to be notified by mid-July.Who are past winners of the UEFA Super Cup?Saul Niguez Atletico Madrid Real Madrid UEFA Super Cup 2018Save for one season, the Super Cup has not left Spanish soil for a decade, with Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid all winning on three occasions apiece since 2008.The only other team to taste success in this period is Bayern Munich, who beat Chelsea in 2013 in Prague.Barcelona’s five victories in the history of the competition have been matched by only one other side, Milan.Liverpool and Chelsea, meanwhile, are two of five English sides to have won, alongside Manchester United, Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa – though only the Reds have won it more than a single time. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img

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