Liverpool have won the Champions League, collecting their sixth European Cup, a total that they will definitely never ever bring up over and over and over again in the future.
Chelsea won the Europa League earlier this week, and with Spurs losing today, remain the only team in London with the European Cup. We will definitely never ever bring this up over and over and over again in the future either.
The two trophy winners will now meet in the annual UEFA
Community Shield Super Cup, which is one of those “competitions” that the winners consider important and the losers will write off as a silly one-match exhibition of no real meaning.
This year’s Super Cup will take place on Wednesday, August 14, at Vodafone Park in Istanbul, which is Besiktas’ recently opened new home stadium. Annoyingly, this is the midweek after the opening weekend of the 2019-20 Premier League season, though I’m not sure they could’ve picked a date that wasn’t annoying.
Chelsea last played in the Super Cup in 2013, losing to Bayern Munich on penalties. We also played in it the season before, getting schooled by prime-Falcao’s Atlético Madrid. Famously, Chelsea did beat Real Madrid in the 1998 edition.
Liverpool have won this thing three times so far, in 1977, 2001, and 2005. They also lost it twice, in 1978 and 1984.
So we’ve got that to look forward to. You know Pedrito’s gonna be up for it!