2020 UEFA Super Cup

The 2020 UEFA Super Cup was the 45th 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 German club Bayern Munich, the winners of the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League, and Spanish club Sevilla, the winners of the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League. It was played at the Puskás Aréna in Budapest, Hungary on 24 September 2020.[5]

2020 UEFA Super Cup
2020 UEFA Super Cup programme.jpg
Match programme cover
After extra time
Date24 September 2020 (2020-09-24)
VenuePuskás Aréna, Budapest
Man of the MatchThomas Müller (Bayern Munich)[1]
RefereeAnthony Taylor (England)[2]
Attendance15,180[3]
WeatherPartly cloudy night
20 °C (68 °F)
60% humidity[4]
2019
2021

The match was originally scheduled to be played at the Estádio do Dragão in Porto, Portugal, on 12 August 2020.[6][7] However, after the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe caused the postponements of the previous season's club finals, the UEFA Executive Committee chose to award the rescheduled Champions League final to Portugal, and postponed and relocated the Super Cup to Budapest.[8][9]

Following discussions with its 55 member associations on 19 August 2020,[10] the UEFA Executive Committee decided on 25 August 2020 to use the 2020 UEFA Super Cup as a pilot match for which a reduced number of spectators, up to 30% of the capacity of the stadium, can be allowed in, and it became the first official UEFA match to have spectators since their competitions were resumed in August 2020.[11]

Bayern Munich won the match 2–1 after extra time to secure their second UEFA Super Cup title.[1]

TeamsEdit

Team Qualification Previous participations (bold indicates winners)
  Bayern Munich Winners of the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League 4 (1975, 1976, 2001, 2013)
  Sevilla Winners of the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League 5 (2006, 2007, 2014, 2015, 2016)

VenueEdit

 
The Puskás Aréna in Budapest hosted the match.

The Estádio do Dragão was scheduled to stage its first ever UEFA Super Cup match. It had hosted the UEFA Euro 2004 and the 2019 UEFA Nations League Final. The city of Porto and Portugal as a whole, however, had seen one Super Cup match before in 1987, as the now-demolished Estádio das Antas hosted the second leg.

This was the first UEFA club competition final hosted at the Puskás Aréna and the second for Budapest and Hungary, having hosted the 2019 UEFA Women's Champions League Final at the Groupama Arena. Prior to the relocation, the stadium had been selected as one of the hosts for the UEFA Euro 2020 as well as hosting the 2022 UEFA Europa League Final,[12] before being rescheduled to 2023.[8][13]

Original host selectionEdit

An open bidding process was launched on 8 December 2017 by UEFA to select the venue of the UEFA Super Cup in 2020. Associations had until 12 January 2018 to express interest, and bid dossiers had to be submitted by 29 March 2018. Associations hosting matches at UEFA Euro 2020 were not allowed to bid for the 2020 UEFA Super Cup.

UEFA announced on 15 January 2018 that nine associations had expressed interest in hosting the 2020 UEFA Super Cup.[14]

Bidding associations for 2020 UEFA Super Cup
Country Stadium City Capacity Notes
  Albania Arena Kombëtare Tirana 22,500
  Belarus Dinamo Stadium Minsk 22,000
  Finland Olympic Stadium Helsinki 36,000
  France Allianz Riviera Nice 35,624
  Israel Sammy Ofer Stadium Haifa 30,870
  Kazakhstan Central Stadium Almaty 23,804
  Moldova Zimbru Stadium Chișinău 10,400 Withdrew, did not submit bid[15]
  Northern Ireland Windsor Park Belfast 18,434
  Portugal Estádio do Dragão Porto 50,033 Also bid for 2020 UEFA Europa League Final

The Estádio do Dragão was selected by the UEFA Executive Committee during their meeting in Kyiv on 24 May 2018.[16][6]

Relocation to BudapestEdit

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, the previous season's club finals were postponed and relocated. This includes the 2020 UEFA Champions League Final, which the UEFA Executive Committee moved to the Estádio do Dragão in Porto on 17 June 2020. At the same time, UEFA postponed and relocated the Super Cup from the Estádio do Dragão to the Puskás Aréna in Budapest.[8]

Pre-matchEdit

TicketingEdit

Tickets were on sale for the general public until 9 September 2020.[17] Moreover, 3,000 tickets were available for the supporters of each team. In total, 15,500 tickets were sold.[18] Strict hygiene measures, including social distancing and wearing of face masks when social distancing could not be respected, were in place during the match. Ticket holders from overseas had to present proof of a negative SARS-CoV-2 PCR test performed within three days of entry, and had to leave the country within 72 hours after their entry.

Despite Hungarian government insisting that the match would be safe to attend, there was opposition to the decision to have spectators. Hungarian politician Ildikó Borbély called the game an "unacceptable experiment", while Minister President of Bavaria Markus Söder urged Bayern fans not to travel, fearing that the match could turn into a "hotbed for COVID-19 to spread". Hungarian Medical Chamber advisor, epidemiologist András Csilek, stated that the Chamber also considered it wrong, saying that it "carries unnecessary risk adding" and "shouldn't be allowed".[19]

OfficialsEdit

On 15 September 2020, UEFA named English official Anthony Taylor as the referee for the match. Taylor had been a FIFA referee since 2013, and previously worked as one of the additional assistant referees in the 2014 UEFA Super Cup, 2015 UEFA Europa League Final, 2016 UEFA Champions League Final and UEFA Euro 2016 Final. He was joined by his fellow countrymen, with Gary Beswick and Adam Nunn as assistant referees, Stuart Attwell as the video assistant referee (VAR) and Paul Tierney as the assistant VAR. Israeli referee Orel Grinfeld served as the fourth official.[2]

MatchEdit

SummaryEdit

Sevilla were awarded a penalty after 13 minutes when Ivan Rakitić was blocked and bundled over in the penalty area by David Alaba. Lucas Ocampos scored the penalty shooting to the left corner to put Sevilla ahead. Leon Goretzka made it 1–1 in the 34th minute, with a side foot finish to the left corner of the net after a take down assist from Robert Lewandowski.[20] The game went into extra time, with substitute Javi Martínez getting the winner for Bayern in the 104th minute with a powerful header to the top left corner of the net when the ball fell to him, after Sevilla goalkeeper Yassine Bounou had punched the ball back into play.[21]

DetailsEdit

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

Bayern Munich  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Sevilla
  • Goretzka   34'
  • Martínez   104'
Report
Attendance: 15,180[3]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bayern Munich[4]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sevilla[4]
GK 1   Manuel Neuer (c)
RB 5   Benjamin Pavard
CB 21   Lucas Hernandez   90+1'   99'
CB 4   Niklas Süle
LB 27   David Alaba   12'   112'
CM 18   Leon Goretzka   99'
CM 6   Joshua Kimmich
RW 10   Leroy Sané   70'
AM 25   Thomas Müller
LW 7   Serge Gnabry
CF 9   Robert Lewandowski
Substitutes:
GK 26   Sven Ulreich
GK 35   Alexander Nübel
DF 17   Jérôme Boateng   112'
DF 41   Chris Richards
MF 8   Javi Martínez   99'
MF 11   Michaël Cuisance
MF 19   Alphonso Davies   99'
MF 24   Corentin Tolisso   70'
MF 30   Adrian Fein
MF 40   Malik Tillman
MF 42   Jamal Musiala
FW 14   Joshua Zirkzee
Manager:[note 1]
  Hansi Flick
 
GK 13   Yassine Bounou
RB 16   Jesús Navas (c)
CB 20   Diego Carlos
CB 12   Jules Koundé   55'
LB 18   Sergio Escudero   119'
CM 8   Joan Jordán   45+1'   94'
CM 25   Fernando   70'
CM 10   Ivan Rakitić   56'
RF 7   Suso   73'
CF 9   Luuk de Jong   56'
LF 5   Lucas Ocampos
Substitutes:
GK 1   Tomáš Vaclík
GK 31   Javi Díaz
DF 3   Sergi Gómez
MF 6   Nemanja Gudelj   73'
MF 14   Óscar
MF 19   Marcos Acuña
MF 21   Óliver Torres   56'
MF 22   Franco Vázquez   94'
FW 11   Munir
FW 15   Youssef En-Nesyri   56'
FW 24   Carlos Fernández
FW 29   Bryan Gil
Manager:[note 2]
  Julen Lopetegui

Man of the Match:
Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich)[1]

Assistant referees:[2]
Gary Beswick (England)
Adam Nunn (England)
Fourth official:[2]
Orel Grinfeld (Israel)
Video assistant referee:[2]
Stuart Attwell (England)
Assistant video assistant referee:[2]
Paul Tierney (England)

Match rules[23]

  • 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. ^ Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić was shown a yellow card (64').[22]
  2. ^ Sevilla assistant manager Pablo Sanz was shown a yellow card (90+2').[22]

ReferencesEdit

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  16. ^ "UEFA Executive Committee agenda for Kyiv meeting". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 8 May 2018.
  17. ^ "Super Cup tickets on sale: apply before Wednesday deadline". UEFA.com. 7 September 2020.
  18. ^ "UEFA Super Cup: fans must comply with special measures to protect health". UEFA.com. 24 September 2020.
  19. ^ "Fans at Super Cup in Hungary 'safe'". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
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  22. ^ a b "Joker Javi Martinez köpft Bayern zum Supercup" [Super-sub Javi Martinez heads Bayern to the Super Cup]. kicker (in German). 24 September 2020. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  23. ^ "Regulations of the UEFA Super Cup: 2020" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 2020. Archived from the original on 25 August 2020. Retrieved 25 August 2020.
  24. ^ a b c d "Team statistics" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 24 September 2020. Retrieved 24 September 2020.

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