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Liverpool won the 2019 UEFA Super Cup after a series of lucky shootouts

Liverpool won the 2019 UEFA Super Cup after a series of lucky shootouts

The UEFA Super Cup match between Liverpool and Chelsea can only be found after 120 minutes and a penalty shoot-out.

Final score: Liverpool 2-2 (pen: 5-4) Chelsea

Starting lineup

Liverpool (4-3-3): Adrian, Gomez, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Milner, Fabinho, Henderson (c); Oxlade-Chamberlain, Salah, Mane.

Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Kepa; Azpilicueta (c), Zouma, Christensen, Emerson; Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic; Pedro, Giroud, Pulisic.

Still with the familiar high-pressing pressing gameplay, Liverpool has continuously threatened Chelsea's goal in the first minutes. It took more than 10 minutes, the army of Lampard coach stabilized the situation.

Although the Blues played a part in the game, the Blues had the first dangerous chance with a shot to hit Pedro's crossbar in the 22nd minute. phase the clever slot to Giroud escape down to score the match score. This is also the only goal in the first 45 minutes.

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After the break, Coach Klopp kicked Firmino into the field and immediately took effect. In the 48th minute, the Brazilian striker broke down the offside trap before passing the ball to Mane to finish the free-kick to equalize Liverpool.

In the remaining minutes, both Liverpool and Chelsea have created some dangerous opportunities but no more goals have been scored and must go into extra time. Here, Liverpool took the lead with Mane's strike in the 95th minute. Just five minutes later, Jorginho rebalanced the goal with a penalty.

Drawing in 120 minutes, the two teams must enter the lucky shootout. While all five players on the Liverpool side were successful, Abraham was the only Chelsea player to miss. Winning a 5-4 final in the penalty shootout, Liverpool became the UEFA Super Cup champion. 

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Location and time

2019 UEFA Super Cup take place on the stadium Besiktas Park (Istanbul) at 22:00 on 14/8 local time, 3:00 on August 15th, GMT+8 time.

Referee

French referee Stephanie Frappart will control the game itself with the help of two female assistants, Manuela Nicolosi, Michelle O'Neill and fourth referee Cuneyt Cakir. This is the first time a men's match in the European Cup is controlled by a woman referee.

Tournament history

UEFA Super Cup was born in 1971 thanks to the idea of ​​journalist Anton Witkamp, ​​a sports reporter of De Telegraaf proposed to hold a match between 2 European Cup championships (the predecessor of Champions League) and European Cup Winners' Cup (predecessor of the Europa League).

The team with the most achievements

Barca and AC Milan are the most successful clubs in the UEFA Super Cup when they own 5 championships. Real Madrid is right behind with 4 champions.

Nationally, Spanish teams are dominating the UEFA Super Cup with a total of 15 times, 6 times more than the Italian teams ranked 2nd.

How often do Europa League / Champions League champions win?

Europa League / UEFA Champions League champions are often rated higher in the European Super Cup. But in fact, only 23 European Cup / Champions League champions won 43 versions of the UEFA Super Cup.

You may not know

- This is the first time two English teams met in the European Super Cup. In total, the UEFA Super Cup has witnessed 8 clashes between the two teams from the same league.

- Liverpool are the last English team to win the UEFA Super Cup after their victory over CSKA Moscow in 2015. Since then, English teams have had 4 defeats in the UEFA Super Cup as MU (2008, 2017) and Chelsea (2012, 2013).

- This is Liverpool's 6th UEFA Super Cup match. The Red Shirt team won 3 matches (1977, 2001, 2005) and lost 2 matches (1978, 1984) at previous visits.

- This is Chelsea's 4th UEFA Super Cup match. The blue shirt team won 1 match (1998) and lost 2 matches (2012, 2013).