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Liverpool vs Chelsea in first all-English Super Cup final; first major UEFA men’s match to be officiated by female referee

The UEFA Super Cup will be contested by two English teams for the first time ever

There will be an all-English UEFA Super Cup for the first time in history with Champions League winners Liverpool facing Europa League holders Chelsea in Istanbul.

Here’s all you need to know about the 2019 edition…

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What is the UEFA Super Cup?

It is a match contested by the winners of the Champions League and the Europa League from the previous season.

It is seen as the season opener for European competitions.

Where will it be held?

Vodafone Park, the home of Besiktas in Istanbul, will host the upcoming UEFA Super Cup final.

Vodafone Park will host the UEFA Super Cup final on August 14, 2019

It is the first time the Super Cup has been held in Turkey. Istanbul beat Tirana (Albania), Toulouse (France), Haifa (Israel), Astana (Kazakhstan), Belfast (Northern Ireland) and Gdansk (Poland) to hosting the final.

When is it?

The UEFA Super Cup final – the 44th edition of the competition – will take place on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, three days after the new Premier League season gets underway.

It is a big opportunity for one of these two sides to win their first piece of silverware this season, but just how much should you care about the game?

Here are five reasons why it is a fixture worth your time.

English sides meet for first time in competition’s history

Liverpool won the Super Cup
Liverpool were the last English team to win the Super Cup when they beat CSKA Moscow in 2005. The Reds won 3-1 after extra-time

The Super Cup has effectively made its home in the trophy cabinet of a Spanish club in recent years, with the past five winners all from Spain.

But it will, for the first time in 14 years, be heading to England this year, with this game being the first time it has been contested between two Premier League sides.

In total seven Super Cup finals have been between domestic rivals – five involving Spanish teams, including four since 2014, and two all-Italian ones.

Super Cup finals between domestic rivals
1990 Milan v Sampdoria Milan won 3-1 on aggregate
1993 Parma v Milan Parma won 2-1 on aggregate
2006 Sevilla v Barcelona Sevilla won 3-0
2014 Real Madrid v Sevilla Real Madrid won 2-0
2015 Barcelona v Sevilla Barcelona won 5-4 after extra-time
2016 Real Madrid v Sevilla Real Madrid won 3-2 after extra-time
2018 Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid Atletico Madrid won 4-2 after extra-time

History will be made

Stephanie Frappart – ‘We are not afraid of this match, we are ready’

There will be extra focus on the person in the middle for this game because, for the first time in history, a woman will referee a major European men’s game.

France’s Stephanie Frappart will be in charge and the 35-year-old said: “I’m very happy, and it was really a surprise.

“I didn’t expect to be given the Super Cup assignment – it’s a great honour for me, and for female referees as well.

 

“I hope it serves as an example to female referees, and to any young girls who may aspire to be a referee.”

Jurgen Klopp talks Chelsea, Frank Lampard & female referees before Uefa Super Cup

Frappart is already accustomed to making history. In April, she became the first woman to take charge of a French domestic men’s Ligue 1 match when she was the referee for the game between Amiens and Strasbourg. She has been included in the pool of referees for the 2019/20 Ligue 1 season.

In addition, Frappart was the referee for the Women’s World Cup final between the Netherlands and the USA and on Wednesday will lead a team made up mostly of female officials. Manuela Nicolosi from France and the Republic of Ireland’s Michelle O’Neill will be the assistant referees.

The first Premier League weekend suggests there will be goals

Premier League
Liverpool won their opening Premier League game while Chelsea lost their fixture

It was raining goals in the opening round of Premier League games and both Liverpool and Chelsea were involved in high-scoring games.

The Reds kicked off their domestic campaign with a 4-1 thumping of Norwich in the season opener on Friday, while Chelsea lost 4-0 to Manchester United on Sunday.

A leaky defence versus a free-scoring attack suggests at least one goalkeeper could be busy scooping the ball out of the back of his net on Wednesday.

Historically, though, games in Europe between these two sides have been tight affairs.

This will be the 11th time Liverpool and Chelsea have met in a Uefa competition, with five of those matches ending in a draw. Liverpool have two wins to Chelsea’s three, with only one game having been won a by a margin of more than one goal.

First of potentially six for Liverpool this season?

Liverpool had started the season with the chance to win an incredible seven domestic trophies but were denied a first piece of silverware for 2019-20 when they lost to Manchester City in the Community Shield.

Still, six trophies would be unprecedented in England. The best previous haul when there was seven trophies available to win was Manchester United’s four of Premier League, League Cup, Community Shield and Club World Cup in 2008-09.

Liverpool’s competitions this season
Champions League
Premier League
FA Cup
League Cup
Super Cup
Club World Cup
Community Shield*

Few people are more excited for the Super Cup than Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.

This is his fourth major European final in three years and it will also be the first time he has managed a team in a Super Cup, having lost finals of both the Champions League and Europa League.

He said: “The Super Cup itself is not a cup that I’ve really loved to watch in the past.

“The Super Cup is the final proof; if you are not in that game, it means you didn’t win the final. That’s completely different this year, so we’re looking forward to it. It’s a big one.”

Lampard could win his first trophy as Chelsea boss

Frank Lampard
Lampard is in only his second season as a manager following a season with Championship side Derby County

Frank Lampard had a debut in the dugout to forget on Sunday.

The new Chelsea boss watched his young side go down 4-0 to rivals Manchester United, although the scoreline was harsh on the Blues.

They dominated in the first half with 55% possession and hit the woodwork twice but perhaps paid the price for a relatively inexperienced forward line that included Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount, who were making their first Premier League starts for Chelsea.

Lampard is keen to put his faith in the club’s young players but forward Willian is set to return from injury and the former England midfielder may opt for more experience on Wednesday to counter the threat of Liverpool’s lethal attack.

 

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