THE UEFA SUPER CUP is the season opener for European competitions as the winners of the Champions League and Europa League face off.

Atletico Madrid are the reigning champions after beating local rivals Real – but no Spanish team will be in it for the first time since 2008.


Uefa Super Cup is guaranteed to be an all-English affair as the winners of the Champions League and Europa League go head-to-headCredit: Getty – Contributor

When is the Uefa Super Cup?

The Uefa Super Cup will be held on Wednesday, August 14 at 8pm UK time.

Where is it being held?

Vodafone Park in Istanbul will play host to the match.

It is the first time it has been held in Turkey.

The 41,188-seater stadium is home to Besiktas.

Is it on TV?

BT Sport will show the Uefa Super Cup live in the UK.

You will be able to live stream via the app on your computer, tablet and mobile device if you have a BT Sport package.

BT Sport already holds the rights to Champions League and Europa League matches in the UK.

Which teams are involved?

Chelsea will take the Europa League spot available after their emphatic 4-1 victory over Arsenal.

And the Blues will face Liverpool after they lifted a sixth Champions League trophy by beating Spurs 2-0 in Madrid.

That means that more football history in England has been created, with it being the first time two English sides will battle it out for the Uefa Super Cup.

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