AUGUST 14, 2018 – Toronto, Canada
Today, DAZN Canada announced that it will be streaming the 2018 Super Cup live on Twitter. European soccer fans in Canada can watch the annual soccer match organized by UEFA and contested by the reigning champions of the two main European club competitions, the UEFA Champions League (UCL) and the UEFA Europa League (UEL) LIVE on DAZN or on Twitter at 3pm ET on August 15, 2018.
DAZN Canada’s 2018 Super Cup live commentary will be delivered by Irish soccer legend and European Cup winner Mark Lawrenson as well as British soccer commentator Steve Bower. Canadian DAZN users can watch the match LIVE and on demand on DAZN.
This year’s match features a Spanish rivalry between the 2017/2018 UCL champion Real Madrid and the 2017/2018 UEL champion Atlético Madrid, the 10th encounter in European competition between Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid, but their first in the European Super Cup.
Real Madrid have won five games to Atlético’s two, with the other two encounters ending in draws. Although Atlético Madrid have beaten Real Madrid twice in European competition, both wins came as part of two-legged encounters in the European Cup/Champions League, in which they ultimately failed to progress from the ties.
The 2018 European Super Cup will be the fourth time in the last five years that the game has been contested by two teams from Spain. The last five European Super Cups have been won by the reigning Champions League winner, while Atlético Madrid were the last Europa League winner to lift the trophy (doing so in 2012 against Chelsea).
Real Madrid are making their seventh European Super Cup appearance; they have won each of their last four in a row (2002, 2014, 2016 and 2017). This will be Atlético Madrid’s third appearance in the European Super Cup; they have won both of their previous games in the competition (2010 and 2012). There have been seven draws in the previous 13 games between Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid in all competitions, with both teams winning three games each.
Atlético Madrid have scored just seven goals in their last 11 games against Real Madrid in all competitions, failing to find the net in five of those meetings. Real Madrid have only lost three of their last 32 games in European competition (W22 D7), however one of those did come against Atlético Madrid (1-2 in the Champions League in 2017).
This will also be Julen Lopetegui’s first competitive game in charge of Real Madrid.
Gareth Bale has provided an assist in both of his European Super Cup appearances for Real Madrid (one against Sevilla in 2014 and one against Manchester United in 2017). Atlético Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann has scored three goals in his last five games against Real Madrid in all competitions (two in La Liga and one in the Champions League).
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