The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) will test a new normal environment amid the Covid-19 pandemic with the 2020 Super Cup final played to a limited amount of spectators attending at the stadium.

Teams

The UEFA Champions League winners Bayern will take on the UEFA Europa League winners Sevilla in the UEFA club competition season curtain-raiser this year.

Time and Venue

The UEFA Super Cup match will be played at the Puskás Aréna, Budapest, on Thursday 24 September, beginning at 21:00 CET.

The annual competition was planned to take place at the Estádio do Dragão in Porto, Portugal, on 12 August. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the resulting postponement of the season’s club finals, the UEFA Executive Committee announced on 17 June the decision to relocate the game to Budapest.

Spectators

On 25 August, the UEFA Executive Committee decided to allow the 2020 UEFA Super Cup to be held with a limitted number of spectators, up to 30 percent of the capacity of the Puskás Aréna, to precisely study the impact of spectators on the UEFA Return to Play Protocol. If any change is required or recommended, the UEFA Administration will keep monitoring the situation as well as advise the UEFA Executive Committee.

Aapplying for tickets

Applications for tickets are now open until 18:00 CET on Wednesday from the UEFA ticket portal.

What is the annual UEFA Super Cup?

The UEFA Super Cup is an annual competition that is contested by the champions of the two main European club competitions. It was devised by Dutch reporter Anton Witkamp with the aim of deciding definitively the top club in Europe. The UEFA Champions League/European Cup holders have always been involved, facing up the holders of the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup or the UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League.

Do the European Cup/UEFA Champions League holders usually win?

The UEFA Champions League winner Liverpool lifted the 2019 trophy but this is not always the case. The UEFA Champions League/European Cup holders have won 24 of the 44 competitions.