Spanish Super Cup to be played in Tangier on 12 August

Spanish Super Cup to be played in Tangier on 12 August

July 22, 2018 0 By Daryl Finch

Tangier will be the host for the Spanish Super Cup tie between Barcelona and Sevilla on 12 August, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has confirmed.

This news comes after it was announced earlier this month that the annual curtain raiser to the Spanish season would be played in a one-off game at a neutral venue instead of over two legs for the first time in its history.

Since the first ever edition in 1982, the winner of La Liga has faced off against the winner of the Copa del Rey over two legs, at the home of both clubs.

This year, however, the Stade Ibn Battouta, capacity 45,000, in the northern Moroccan city has been chosen for the one-off clash between the La Liga champions and, in this case, the Copa del Rey runners-up.

Barcelona and Sevilla last met in the Copa del Rey final when Barcelona ran riot, comfortably beating the Andalusians 5-0 at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium.

The two teams have met in this competition twice before, Barcelona winning both times, 4-3 and 5-0 on aggregate in 2010 and 2016.

Barcelona have won the Super Cup more than any other club, lifting the trophy 12 times, twice more than Real Madrid. Deportivo La Coruna have won it three times with Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao winners twice. Valencia, Sevilla, Zaragoza, Mallorca and Real Sociedad have also seen their names etched onto the trophy.

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The match will kick off at 9pm UK time.