THE UEFA SUPER CUP will likely be contested by Chelsea and Villarreal this 12 months, because the winners of the Champions League and Europa League from final season go head-to-head.
That is the third of three main European finals in 2021, all of which have concerned a Premier League staff.
Chelsea received the Champions League in Might by beating Man Metropolis
Villarreal received the Europa League with a win over Manchester United
The Blues claimed the Champions League title in Might by beating Man Metropolis 1-0 in Porto, whereas Villarreal defeated Man Utd to seal their first ever Europa League trophy.
And now the 2 successful sides will face off in Belfast tonight at Windsor Park.
The winner of the tie will etch their identify onto England’s ninth Tremendous Cup, fewer than solely Spain (15) and Italy (9), and would be the first Premier League aspect to assert the trophy since Liverpool did towards Chelsea simply two years in the past.
The sport will likely be proven stay on BT Sport 2, who at present maintain the rights to Champions League and Europa League matches within the UK.
Is there penalties within the Tremendous Cup?
The Tremendous Cup is a fixture organised by Uefa – as such, it has the identical guidelines and rules as another competitors run by European soccer’s administrative physique.
As in any European knockout tie, if the scores are stage on the finish of regulation time the sport will head into two extra 15-minute intervals of additional time.
A penalty shootout will likely be used to find out the winner of the match ought to the 2 groups stay deadlocked after that additional half-an-hour.
Has the Tremendous Cup gone to further time and penalties earlier than?
At least 11 Tremendous Cup matches have required further time to resolve the winner, and solely two have ever gone so far as penalties.
The primary was in 1982, when European champions Aston Villa got here from a purpose all the way down to beat Barcelona 3-1 on mixture at Villa Park.
Understandably, because the Tremendous Cup was restructured from a double-legged tie right into a single match from 1998 onwards, the variety of video games heading into further time has elevated – actually, solely two of the final six encounters have been solved inside 90 minutes.
The Tremendous Cup will likely be contested between Chelsea and Villarreal
Liverpool required the extra half-an-hour to brush apart CSKA Moscow in 2005, with Djibril Cisse and Luis Garcia scoring both aspect of the break.
Extra lately, in 2013, further time wasn’t sufficient to separate Bayern Munich and the Chelsea, however the German powerhouses went on to emerge victorious from the penalty shootout.
Frank Lampard captained the Blues that day, however will likely be hoping for higher luck within the dugout towards Jurgen Klopp this time round.