The European Super Cup will take place at Windsor Park Belfast on Wednesday evening. Chelsea will face the Europa League winner – Villarreal. The English club won the competition for the last time in 1998. Live coverage of the Chelsea – Villarreal match from 21:00 on Polsatsport.pl.
The history of the European Super Cup dates back to 1972, but in the current format, where the winners of the Champions League and the European League (formerly the European Cup) compete, it has been played since 2000. Chelsea won the competition only once (in 1998), while they did not The Spanish club is playing so far in the official opening of the new season on the old continent.
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In the previous edition of the Champions League, Chelsea defeated Manchester City in the final thanks to a kick from Kai Havertz. It was the second time the Blues had won this competition, having previously won in 2012 after winning a streak of 11 matches against Bayern Munich.
For Villarreal, winning the Europa League was the club’s first-ever title. The Spanish team in the final turned out to be better than Manchester United on penalties.
Thomas Tuchel spoke about the closest competitor at the press conference.
I have great respect for competitor and coach Unai Emery, and I believe they will have to rename the competition soon to Unai Emery Trophy. The Chelsea boss said Villarreal will not lose anything in this match, but we will do everything we can to win.
Unai Emery did not hide in an interview with reporters that he wanted to win the Super Cup.
I want to finally win the Super Cup because I played for it twice and lost both. We want to write a new story, achieve something great, and do our best to start a new season. “We will face the first team, and we will see what we can do,” said the Villarreal coach.
Live coverage of the Chelsea – Villarreal match from 21:00 on Polsatsport.pl.
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