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The 2018 UEFA Super Cup was the 43rd 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 featured two Spanish sides, Real Madrid, the winners of the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League and the defending champions having won the previous two editions, and Atlético Madrid, the winners of the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League.[5] It was played at the A. Le Coq Arena in Tallinn, Estonia, on 15 August 2018, and was the first European club final held in Estonia.[6]

2018 UEFA Super Cup
2018 UEFA Super Cup programme.jpg
Match programme cover
After extra time
Date15 August 2018 (2018-08-15)
VenueA. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn
Man of the MatchDiego Costa (Atlético Madrid)[1]
RefereeSzymon Marciniak (Poland)[2]
Attendance12,424[3]
WeatherPartly cloudy
18 °C (64 °F)
71% humidity[4]
2017
2019

In March 2018, UEFA announced that a fourth substitution would be allowed in extra time and that the number of substitutes had been increased from 7 to 12. The kick-off time was also changed from 20:45 CEST to 21:00 CEST.[7]

Atlético Madrid won the match 4–2 after extra time for their third UEFA Super Cup title.[8][9]

Contents

TeamsEdit

Team Qualification Previous participation (bold indicates winners)
  Real MadridTH Winners of the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League 6 (1998, 2000, 2002, 2014, 2016, 2017)
  Atlético Madrid Winners of the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League 2 (2010, 2012)

This was the fifth all-Spanish Super Cup, and the fourth in the last five years. This was also the first Super Cup to be played by two teams from the same city. A Spanish side has appeared in the Super Cup for nine of the previous ten years. Additionally, as both teams are from Spain, the Super Cup was guaranteed to be won by a Spanish team for the ninth time in ten seasons and for five consecutive years.

Real Madrid were aiming to win their fifth Super Cup, which would tie them with record-holders Barcelona and Milan, while having won the last two editions, have the chance to become the first team to win three consecutive Super Cups. On the other hand, Atlético Madrid, having won the previous two Super Cups they played in, had the chance to become the first team to win their first three Super Cups.[10]

This was the tenth Madrid Derby match in European competitions, with all previous nine matches having been in the European Cup/UEFA Champions League. Real Madrid held the advantage with 5 wins, 2 draws and 2 defeats, and have never been knocked out by Atlético Madrid either over two legs or in a one-match decider.

VenueEdit

 
The A. Le Coq Arena in Tallinn hosted the match

The A. Le Coq Arena was announced as the final venue on 15 September 2016, following the decision of the UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Athens, Greece. The stadium was known as the "Lilleküla Arena" due to UEFA's sponsorship regulations.[6]

Pre-matchEdit

TicketingEdit

With a stadium capacity of 13,000 for the match, around 70% of the tickets were available to fans and the general public, available for sale to fans worldwide via UEFA.com from 5 to 26 June 2018 in three price categories: €130, €90, and €50. The remaining tickets were allocated to the local organising committee, UEFA and national associations, commercial partners and broadcasters.[11]

MatchEdit

 
The A. Le Coq Arena in Tallinn hosted the match

OfficialsEdit

On 2 August 2018, UEFA announced that Szymon Marciniak of Poland would officiate the match. Marciniak has been a FIFA referee since 2011, and officiated at UEFA Euro 2016 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He was joined by his fellow countrymen, with Paweł Sokolnicki and Tomasz Listkiewicz as assistant referees, Paweł Raczkowski and Tomasz Musiał as additional assistant referees, and Radosław Siejka as reserve assistant referee. The fourth official for the match was Romanian Ovidiu Hațegan.[2]

DetailsEdit

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

Real Madrid  2–4 (a.e.t.)  Atlético Madrid
Report
Attendance: 12,424[3]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Real Madrid[4]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Atlético Madrid[4]
GK 1   Keylor Navas
RB 2   Dani Carvajal
CB 4   Sergio Ramos (c)   112'
CB 5   Raphaël Varane
LB 12   Marcelo   54'
DM 14   Casemiro   76'
CM 8   Toni Kroos   102'
CM 22   Isco   83'
RF 11   Gareth Bale
CF 9   Karim Benzema
LF 20   Marco Asensio   35'   57'
Substitutes:
GK 13   Kiko Casilla
GK 26   Andriy Lunin
DF 6   Nacho
DF 29   Sergio Reguilón
DF 31   Javier Sánchez
MF 10   Luka Modrić   101'   57'
MF 18   Marcos Llorente
MF 24   Dani Ceballos   90+1'   76'
MF 27   Federico Valverde
FW 17   Lucas Vázquez   83'
FW 21   Borja Mayoral   102'
FW 28   Vinícius Júnior
Manager:
  Julen Lopetegui
 
GK 13   Jan Oblak
RB 20   Juanfran
CB 15   Stefan Savić
CB 2   Diego Godín (c)
LB 21   Lucas Hernandez
RM 11   Thomas Lemar   90+1'
CM 14   Rodri   71'
CM 8   Saúl Ñíguez
LM 6   Koke
CF 19   Diego Costa   62'   109'
CF 7   Antoine Griezmann   57'
Substitutes:
GK 1   Antonio Adán
GK 37   Álex dos Santos
DF 3   Filipe Luís
DF 4   Santiago Arias
DF 24   José Giménez   109'
MF 5   Thomas Partey   90+1'
MF 18   Gelson Martins
MF 23   Vitolo   105+3'   71'
MF 30   Roberto Olabe
FW 9   Nikola Kalinić
FW 10   Ángel Correa   60'   57'
Manager:
  Germán Burgos[note 1]

Man of the Match:
Diego Costa (Atlético Madrid)[1]

Assistant referees:[2]
Paweł Sokolnicki (Poland)
Tomasz Listkiewicz (Poland)
Fourth official:[2]
Ovidiu Hațegan (Romania)
Additional assistant referees:[2]
Paweł Raczkowski (Poland)
Tomasz Musiał (Poland)
Reserve assistant referee:[2]
Radosław Siejka (Poland)

Match rules[13]

  • 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.

StatisticsEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Atlético Madrid manager Diego Simeone was given a four-match touchline ban in UEFA competitions following the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League semi-final first leg. Assistant manager and compatriot Germán Burgos filled in as manager.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "UEFA Super Cup – Real Madrid-Atlético". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 15 August 2018. Retrieved 15 August 2018. Costa is all smiles as he receives his man of the match award
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Szymon Marciniak to referee 2018 UEFA Super Cup". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 2 August 2018. Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Real Madrid vs. Atlético Madrid – 15 August 2018". Soccerway. Perform Group. 15 August 2018. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  4. ^ a b c "Tactical line-ups" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 15 August 2018. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Real Madrid and Atlético bound for UEFA Super Cup". UEFA.com. 26 May 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Tallinn to stage 2018 UEFA Super Cup". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 15 September 2016. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Additional fine-tuning of club competition regulations for 2018/19 onwards". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 27 March 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Full Time Report Final – Real Madrid v Atlético Madrid" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 15 August 2018. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  9. ^ "UEFA Super Cup roll of honour: Atlético make it three". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 15 August 2018. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  10. ^ "UEFA Super Cup – 2018 season: Match Press Kits" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. July 2018. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Apply for UEFA Super Cup tickets now". UEFA.com. 5 June 2018.
  12. ^ "Diego Simeone handed Europa League final touchline ban". ESPN. 4 May 2018. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  13. ^ "2018 UEFA Super Cup regulations" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 10 May 2018. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  14. ^ "Half-time report" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 15 August 2018. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  15. ^ a b c "Team statistics" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 15 August 2018. Retrieved 15 August 2018.

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