The Super Cup final brings together the two winners of the two main European club competitions, the Champions League and the Europa League.
This year, European champions Chelsea will lock horns against Villarreal, two years after the Blues themselves lost the same final to Liverpool after they qualified as 2019 Europa League winners.
The Super Cup is seen as the unofficial curtain-raiser to welome the start of the domestic club season, including how to watch on TV.
- When is the 2021 Super Cup?
- How to watch the 2021 Super Cup live on TV & stream online
- Where is the 2021 Super Cup being played?
- How many fans can attend the 2021 Super Cup?
- 2020 Super Cup winners
The 2021 Super Cup will be played on Wednesday August 11. Kick-off time has been set at 8pm BST (3pm ET).
It will be contested between Chelsea and Villarreal, winners of the 2021 Champions League and Europa League, respectively.
Chelsea won their second Champions League trophy after defeating Premier League rivals Manchester City in the final 1-0, with Kai Havertz scoring the sole goal.
Villarreal were crowned Europa League victors after pulling an upset over Manchester United in the final, victorious in the penalty shootout after the game ended 1-1 after extra-time.
UK TV channelUK streamingBT Sport 1, BT Sport UltimateBTSport.com, BT Sport App
In the United Kingdom (UK), BT Sport 1 will broadcast the 2021 Super Cup live on TV. The game will also be available to watch live on BTSport.com and the BT Sport App.U.S. TV channelU.S. streaming/Paramount+
The game will only be streaming in the United States (U.S.) on Paramount+.
Belfast’s Windsor Park is set to be the stage for the 2021 Super Cup, being chosen by the the UEFA Executive Committee head of the likes of Belarus, Minsk’s Dinamo Stadium; Helsinki, Finland’s Olympic Stadium; and Kharkiv, Ukraine’s Metalist Stadium.
Windsor Park was selected as host on September 24, 2019, and has a capacity of 18,434 – the smallest of all the stadiums who submitted bids.
UEFA have yet to announce how many fans will be allowed to attend the 2021 Super Cup, but it is assumed that at least a significant amount of fans will be permitted to attend as they posted about forthcoming ticket details on the official website.
For the 2020 Super Cup, UEFA allowed 30 per cent of the Puskas Arena in Budapest to be filled with supporters (20,000) in their ‘trial event’ to comply with Covid-19 safety rules.
Bayern are the most recent Super Cup winners, though they were unable to defend their title after they were knocked out of last season’s Champions League in the quarter-finals by Paris Saint-Germain.
The Bundesliga giants defeated Sevilla 2-1 in the 2020 Super Cup final at the Puskas Arena, with Leon Goretzka and Javi Martinez’s strikes ultimately cancelling out Lucas Ocampos’ early penalty.