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UEFA Super Cup 2021 – how to watch Chelsea v Villareal live Digital Spy – digitalspy.com

The start of the football season brings all sorts of curtain-raiser fixtures, usually involving the league champions playing a domestic cup winner (as is the case with the Community Shield). European football is no exception, as the annual UEFA Super Cup match pits two trophy winners against each other to see who’s the best.

This is Villareal’s first Super Cup final, following their dramatic victory against Manchester United in a Europa League final where literally anyone and everyone took penalties (if you want to watch it again, then UEFA’s shared all 15 minutes and 23 seconds of it).

chelsea players mason mount and antonio rudiger smile as they show off their uefa champions league winners' medals

Alex Caparros – UEFAGetty Images

Meanwhile, Chelsea appear in the Super Cup for the fifth time – and it’s the third time they’ll be playing in it as Champions League winners following their 1-0 win over Manchester City.

So far, they have only won the Super Cup once, in 1998. Could they do it again? Here’s how you can tune in…

UEFA Super Cup 2021 date and location

villareal's head coach unai emery sitting at a desk during a uefa europa league press conference

Alex Caparros – UEFAGetty Images

The UEFA Super Cup 2021 match takes place on Wednesday, August 11 at Windsor Park in Belfast. The game will kick off at 8pm local time.

Super Cup tickets are no longer available – the application period closed on August 2 – and there will be a maximum of 13,000 spectators. Everyone will need to show either proof of a negative PCR or lateral flow COVID-19 test to enter the stadium, and further information is available via UEFA and nidirect.

Previously played as two fixtures, the Super Cup match is now a one-off match in a neutral venue. Extra time and penalties will apply as usual, and each team can choose from a subs’ bench of 12 players (using up to five, and a sixth substitute in the event of extra time).

the uefa super cup trophy on a plinth positioned on an empty football pitch, the stand opposite is reflected in the cup, which has the words 'super competition' written on its base

Tullio Puglia – UEFAGetty Images

One interesting fact – according to UEFA’s own lengthy Super Cup rulebook, the winning team will not take home the actual trophy (although they will be presented with it after the match).

Instead, “a full-size replica trophy, the UEFA Super Cup winners’ trophy, is awarded to the winning club” and it “may not leave the club’s country without UEFA’s prior written consent”.

UEFA Super Cup 2021 – how to watch live

If you’re in the UK, the place to watch the UEFA Super Cup match between Chelsea and Villareal is on BT Sport, which has exclusive rights.

If you’re not already a BT Sport member, the easiest way to sign up is by getting a Monthly Pass. This contract-free arrangement is priced at £25 per month for 30 days’ access (it does renew automatically, but you can cancel whenever you wish).

villareal's gerard moreno cradles the uefa europa league trophy as he walks with his teammates

Michael SohnGetty Images

Buy BT Sport Monthly Pass

The Monthly Pass grants access to BT Sport’s channels, covering a comprehensive range of sport including selected Premier League games, plus the French top flight Ligue 1, Moto GP, Gallagher Premiership Rugby, WWE and UFC, to name just a few highlights.

Then, there’s the Champions League and Europa League coverage you’ve come to expect from BT as well, along with the brand new Europa Conference League.

You can use the BT Sport app or web player at sport.bt.com to watch the game, and can log in on two different devices and watch up to two different channels at once.

Other purchase options are also available on contract, if you’re interested in other BT channels or BT Broadband. More info on those here.

Meanwhile in the US, Paramount+ will carry the game as part of an agreement which also includes Champions League, Europa League and UEFA Conference League coverage until the end of the 2023/24 season.


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