UEFA Super Cup Date Is Set: FC Bayern Munich vs Sevilla FC

FC Bayern Munich is the name of the newly crowned UEFA Champion League winners, whereas the fresh champions of the UEFA Europa League are Sevilla. The former defeated PSG in the finals with a brilliant header from Kingsley Coman in a game of 1-0. On the other hand, Sevilla FC beat Inter Milan with a score of 3-2 in which the Sevilla star Luuk De Jong shone. Now, both the winners will be going up against each other in the UEFA Super Cup. It will definitely be a treat for the fans as both the teams are really strong. They have displayed their brilliant game earlier and now will be locking horns with each other.

When will the match be played and will fan be allowed?

The match will be held at the Puskás Aréna in Budapest. It will be played on 24th September 2020 i.e. a Thursday and will kick off at 21:00 CET. Last year, it was played in Istanbul (2019) between Liverpool (UCL 2018-19 Winners) and Chelsea (Europa 2018-19 Winners). Liverpool emerged victorious in the penalties as they won by 5-4. Initially, the game was going to be played at the Estádio do Dragão in Porto, Portugal, on the 12th of August. But, on 17th June, the UEFA Executive Committee announced that they had decided to relocate the game to Budapest owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and the date to which they had postponed the Competition.

UEFA Super Cup date is set: FC Bayern Munich vs Sevilla FC
The match for the prestigious title will be played at Budapest.

Right now, all the UEFA matches are being played behind closed doors only until further notice. On 19th August, the UEFA committee met via video conference. All the 55 general secretaries of its member national associations were present. They suggested using the UEFA Super Cup as a pilot match where a lower number of viewers could be allowed in. UEFA Champions League winners Liverpool FC had the honor of lifting the trophy in 2019. But, there has never been a pattern of this kind. The UEFA Champions League winners have won the title of Super   Cup 24 out of 44 times. The upcoming editions of the UEFA Super Cup will be played as originally scheduled. They are going to be hosted at Belfast in 2021, Helsinki in 2022, and Kazan in 2023.

What is the UEFA Super Cup?

The UEFA Super Cup is an annual competition contested between the champions of the two most important European club competitions, Champions League and Europa League. It was devised by Anton Witkamp, the Dutch reporter. He created this to decide for sure the best club in Europe. It was also to test Ajax’s legendary team to date that was lead by Johan Cruyff. Later on, it was proposed that the match will be played between the winners of the European Cup and the European Cup Winners’ Cup. The UEFA President initially denied supporting any such competition. Consequently, the first-ever Super Cup (1972) was unofficial. Ajax emerged victorious after defeating Scotland’s Rangers with an aggregate score of 6-3 in a two-legged format. In 1973, UEFA officially recognized the Super Cup. It was the first Super Cup to gain its support. Ajax won against AC Milan on an aggregate score of 6-1.

UEFA Super Cup date is set: FC Bayern Munich vs Sevilla FC
A still from the first-ever Super Cup held in 1972.

It will definitely be interesting to see the Bavarians going up against the Spanish Giants. Bayern Munich has won 3 trophies this season, Bundesliga, DFB Pokal, and the Champions League. On the other hand, Sevilla finished fourth in La Liga and the only trophy they have won this season is the Europa League. Even then, Sevilla is in a really good form as they defeated big clubs like Manchester United and Inter Milan in the Europa League. So, the date is set and it will be a treat for the eyes of every football fan. So, let us know in the comments section who you think will grab the UEFA Super Cup title this time.

Sunandan Sharma
Sunandan Sharma is an Engineer by Profession from Mumbai, India. But, he also likes to write articles based on Sports. He is a sports enthusiast and loves discussing about it. You can reach out to him on [email protected]