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UEFA Super Cup - Football: All you need to know

The UEFA Super Cup is an annual fixture contested between the winners of the previous season's Champions League and Europa League.

It was previously played between the holders of the Champions League/European Cup and the Cup Winners' Cup, before the UEFA Cup, now Europa League, took that place when the Cup Winners' Cup was abolished in 1999.

The first match was played in 1973 and the 2022 edition between Real Madrid and Eintracht Frankfurt marked 50 years. Champions League holders Real won that match 2-0 to lift the trophy for a record-equalling fifth time.

When is the UEFA Super Cup?

The UEFA Super Cup is traditionally held in August, although the date depends on the individual season.
Previously it was played on the final Friday of the month but has been a midweek fixture since 2014.

The 2022 UEFA Super Cup was held on Wednesday 10th August 2022.

Where is the UEFA Super Cup?

The UEFA Super Cup was initially played as a two-legged contest, with each side hosting a leg. It changed to the one-off game it is today for the first time when Chelsea beat Real 1-0 at Monaco's Stade Louis II in 1998.

Monaco hosted the match on an annual basis from 1998 until 2013 and since then the game has been held at neutral venues across Europe.

The 2022 edition took place at Helsinki's Olympic Stadium. The venue underwent its most recent renovation between 2016 and 2020 and has hosted several major athletics events. It also staged the four group matches and the final of the Women's Euro 2009.

Can I watch the UEFA Super Cup?

The 2022 UEFA Super Cup was shown on BT Sport 1 and Ultimate in the UK. Commentary was also available on the bet365 website and app.

How many times has the UEFA Super Cup taken place?

The 2022 UEFA Super Cup is a landmark game as it is 50 years since the annual fixture was first played between Ajax and Rangers, although it wasn't recognised at the time by European football's governing body.

Ajax were the competition's first official winners in 1973, beating AC Milan 6-1 over two legs.

The game wasn't held in 1974, 1981 and 1985, so the 2022 match between Real and Eintracht will be the 47th time it has been played.

Who has won the UEFA Super Cup the most times?

Despite losing the first UEFA Super Cup, AC Milan have won it a joint-record five times, while they have also been runners-up twice.

Barcelona share that benchmark number of successes, as do Real thanks to their victory in Helsinki.
Liverpool are the most successful British team in the competition's history, as they have lifted the trophy on four occasions, most recently in 2019.

In all, the winners of the Champions League/European Cup have won the competition 26 times, with the Cup Winners' Cup holders claiming it on 12 occasions. The Europa League/UEFA Cup winners have triumphed eight times.

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