How the last 10 UEFA Super Cups panned out

By Virgil Maia - 14 August 2019Views : 1074

Liverpool will be aiming to draw level with Real Madrid when they face Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup in Turkey tonight.

The Reds are among the most successful teams in the competition, which pits the winners of the Champions League against that of the Europa League.

As it stands, the Reds have three titles to their name - won in 1977, 2001 and 2005 - which is one less than Real. Barcelona and AC Milan lead the way with five titles.

Chelsea, by contrast, have one win under their belt, achieved in 1998 in Monaco when they beat Real courtesy of a late goal from Gus Poyet.

Here, then, is a summary of the last 10 UEFA Super Cups...

2009 - Barcelona 1 Shakhtar Donetsk 0
Played in Monaco, as all matches were between 1998 and 2012, the final went into extra-time after a goalless 90 minutes, despite Barcelona featuring a front three of Lionel Messi, Thierry Henry and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Shakthar themselves had Luiz Adriano, Willian and Fernandinho, but were undone by a 115th-minute Pedro strike.

2010 - Inter Milan 0 Atletico Madrid 2
The final featured an array of talent, with the likes of Javier Zanetti, Wesley Sneijder, Samuel Eto'o and an 18-year-old Philippe Coutinho representing Inter, and Sergio Aguero and Diego Forlan leading the line for Atletico, with 19-year-old David de Gea in goal. After a goalless first half, the late Jose Antonio Reyes broke the deadlock on the hour-mark, before Aguero secured the trophy with a second late on.

2011 - Barcelona 2 Porto 0
Newly-crowned UEFA Best Player Lionel Messi showed all his class in Monaco, and scored the opener just before the break after running onto Freddy Guarin's backpass. Porto kept fighting until the end, but were undone when first Rolando was shown a second yellow card, and then Cesc Fabregas added the second killer blow in the 88th minute. There was still time for Guarin to complete a miserable night; shown a straight red for a bad foul on Javier Mascherano.

2012 - Chelsea 1 Atletico Madrid 4
Champions League winners Chelsea were brought back down to earth with a resounding thump thanks to Radamel Falcao's sensational hat-trick. The Colombian, coveted by the Blues during the summer, was unplayable on the night and had his third goal before the halftime whistle had even blown. Miranda added a fourth on the hour-mark, rendering Gary Cahill's late strike a mere consolation.

2013 - Bayern Munich 2 Chelsea 2
Played at the Eden Arena in Prague, the match was a repeat of the 2012 Champions League final, which Chelsea had won. There was to be no repeat, however, despite Fernando Torres' early strike. Franck Ribery levelled just after the break to force extra-time, where Eden Hazard looked to have won Chelsea the Cup, but for Javi Martinez's goal with virtually the last kick. The first nine penalties were scored before Romelu Lukaku missed his attempt to hand Bayern the trophy.

2014 - Real Madrid 2 Sevilla 0
Real Madrid handed debuts to Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez, the young Colombian who had taken the World Cup Final in Brazil by storm just two months earlier. However, it was an established player who stole the show. Cristiano Ronaldo scored either side of the break in Cardiff to hand new manager Carlo Ancelotti his first trophy as Real manager.

2015 - Barcelona 5 Sevilla 4
A match to remember in Tbilisi, Georgia, as nine goals were netted in 120 minutes of thrilling football. Sevilla led early on through Ever Banega, but two Lionel Messi freekicks and a Rafinha strike put Barcelona 3-1 up at the break. New signing Luis Suarez then put the Catalans 4-1 up before Sevilla staged a remarkable comeback, levelling the match through Jose Antonio Reyes, Kevin Gameiro and Yevhen Konoplyanka. The match went into extra-time, where substitute Pedro pounced on a rebound to give Barca the victory, just as he had six years earlier.

2016 - Real Madrid 3 Sevilla 2
A third consecutive all-Spanish tie, and a third consecutive defeat for Sevilla. Marco Asensio and Franco Vazquez had made the scores 1-1 at halftime in Norway, before a 71st-minute Yevhen Konoplyanka penalty looked to have given Sevilla the trophy. Cue a trademark Sergio Ramos header in the 93rd minute to take the game into extra-time, where Dani Carvajal scored the winner with a minute to go.

2017 - Real Madrid 2 Manchester United 1
United appeared in their first Super Cup match since 2008, looking for a first title since 1991. However, a first half goal from Casemiro, coupled with an Isco tap-in just after the break, put Jose Mourinho's men on the backfoot in Macedonia. New signing Romelu Lukaku gave United some hope with a goal on 62 minutes, but Real hung on for a third title in four years.

2018 - Real Madrid 2 Atletico Madrid 4
A fifth consecutive winner from Spain as Atletico humbled archrivals Real 4-2 in Estonia. Diego Costa scored after just 49 seconds, though Real were 2-1 up on the hour-mark thanks to Karim Benzema and a Sergio Ramos penalty. Costa scored his second with 10 minutes to go to force extra-time, where goals from Saul Niguez and Koké won Atletico a third Super Cup.

Watch Liverpool and Chelsea train in Istanbul ahead of tonight's clash: