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2019 UEFA Super Cup
Beşiktaş J.K. vs Bursaspor 11 April 2016 (5).jpg
The Vodafone Park in Istanbul will host the match
Date14 August 2019 (2019-08-14)
VenueVodafone Park, Istanbul

The 2019 UEFA Super Cup will be the 44th edition of the UEFA Super Cup, an annual football match organised by UEFA and contested by the reigning champions of the two main European club competitions, the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League. The match will feature two English sides, Liverpool, the winners of the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League, and Chelsea, the winners of the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League.[1] The match will be played at Vodafone Park in Istanbul, Turkey on 14 August 2019.[2] The match will be the first all-English UEFA Super Cup, and the eighth overall Super Cup to feature two teams from the same country.

For the first time, the video assistant referee (VAR) system will be used in the UEFA Super Cup.[3]


Team Qualification Previous participations (bold indicates winners)
England Liverpool Winners of the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League 5 (1977, 1978, 1984, 2001, 2005)
England Chelsea Winners of the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League 3 (1998, 2012, 2013)


This is the first UEFA Super Cup held in Turkey, and the third time a UEFA club competition final is held in the country, after the 2005 UEFA Champions League Final at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium and the 2009 UEFA Cup Final at the Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium, both also in Istanbul.[4]

The stadium is the home ground of Turkish club Beşiktaş. UEFA regulations regarding naming rights of non-tournament sponsors require that the stadium will be referred to as Beşiktaş Park in all UEFA materials.[4]

Host selection[edit]

For the first time ever, an open bidding process was launched on 9 December 2016 by UEFA to select the venues of the club competition finals (UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Women's Champions League, and UEFA Super Cup).[5][6] Associations had until 27 January 2017 to express interest, and bid dossiers had to be submitted by 6 June 2017.

UEFA announced on 3 February 2017 that nine associations expressed interest in hosting,[7] and confirmed on 7 June 2017 that seven associations submitted bids for the 2019 UEFA Super Cup:[8]

Bidding associations for 2019 UEFA Super Cup
Country Stadium City Capacity Notes
 Albania Arena Kombëtare Tirana 22,500
 France Stadium Municipal Toulouse 33,150
 Israel Sammy Ofer Stadium Haifa 30,870
 Kazakhstan Astana Arena Astana 30,244 Also bid for 2019 UEFA Women's Champions League Final
 Northern Ireland Windsor Park Belfast 18,434
 Poland Stadion Energa Gdańsk Gdańsk 41,160[9] Preferred over National Stadium, Warsaw
 Turkey Vodafone Park Istanbul 41,188[10] Also bid for 2019 UEFA Europa League Final

The following associations expressed interest in hosting but eventually did not submit bids:

The bid evaluation report was published by UEFA on 14 September 2017.[11] Vodafone Park was selected as the venue by the UEFA Executive Committee on 20 September 2017.[12][2]


The match will be the first UEFA Super Cup to feature two English teams, after all-English finals in both of UEFA's seasonal tournaments; Liverpool beat Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League and Chelsea beat Arsenal in the Europa League. The match will be the eighth overall Super Cup to feature two teams from the same country, previously achieved five times by Spanish teams (2006, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018) and twice by Italian teams (1990 and 1993). It will also be the first Super Cup to be won by an English team since Liverpool in 2005.[13]

This will be the eleventh meeting between both clubs in UEFA competition. Liverpool and Chelsea were drawn against each other in five successive Champions League seasons between 2004–05 and 2008–09.[14]



The Champions League winners will be designated as the "home" team for administrative purposes.

Liverpool EnglandvEngland Chelsea

Match rules[15]

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Twelve named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions, with a fourth allowed in extra time.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2019 UEFA Super Cup: Liverpool v Chelsea". 1 June 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Madrid to host UEFA Champions League Final 2019". Union of European Football Associations. 20 September 2017. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  3. ^ "VAR to be introduced in 2019/20 UEFA Champions League". Union of European Football Associations. 27 September 2018. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Beşiktaş Park, Istanbul to stage 2019 UEFA Super Cup". 20 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Lyon to host 2018 UEFA Europa League final". UEFA. 9 December 2016.
  6. ^ "UEFA club competition finals 2019: bid regulations" (PDF). UEFA.
  7. ^ "15 associations interested in hosting 2019 club finals". UEFA. 3 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Ten associations bidding to host 2019 club finals". 7 June 2017.
  9. ^ "Stadion Energa Numbers".
  10. ^ "Stat Arama Detay TFF". Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  11. ^ "UEFA Club Competition Finals 2019 Evaluation Report" (PDF).
  12. ^ "UEFA Executive Committee agenda for Nyon meeting". 7 September 2017.
  13. ^ Stokkermans, Karel (16 August 2018). "European Super Cup". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  14. ^ Skerry, Steve (20 March 2019). "Liverpool v Chelsea: Past Champions League meetings". Mail Online. Daily Mail. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  15. ^ "Regulations of the UEFA Super Cup 2019" (PDF).

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