Uefa Super Cup: Bayern Munich v Chelsea match preview
A look ahead to tonight’s Uefa Super Cup fixture at the Eden Arena in Prague
Friday 30 August 2013
Bayern Munich and Chelsea, winners of last season’s Champions League and Europa League respectively, face each other to contest the 38th Uefa Super Cup in a repeat of the 2012 Champions League final fixture. That night, Chelsea triumphed 4-3 on penalties following a 1-1 draw after extra time and Munich will be looking for revenge tonight in Prague.
Since then, both clubs have gone through managerial change with Roberto Di Matteo and Rafael Benitez preceding Jose Mourinho’s return this summer whilst Jupp Heynckes left the Bavarians after leading them to the treble last season. His replacement, Pep Guardiola, and Mourinho will be looking to win their first piece of silverware since their appointments during the summer.
Munich midfielders Bastian Schweinsteiger and Javi Martinez have travelled with the squad despite carrying knocks, as have Chelsea defenders David Luiz and Tomas Kalas. New-signing Willian will not be involved in the match.
KICK-OFF: Friday, 7.45pm
It is the first time in Uefa Super Cup history that a pair of consecutive Champions League winners will face each other.
Jose Mourinho will face Pep Guardiola for the 16 time; Mourinho has three wins whilst Guardiola has seven.
The two sides have only faced each other three times. Chelsea, including their Champions League victory, lead Bayern two victories to one.
Bayern Munich to win: 1.73
Chelsea to win: 4.33
Didier Drogba’s decisive penalty in the 2012 Champions League final shoot-out made 19 May 2012 the most famous night in the Blues history as they were crowned Champions of Europe in Munich’s home stadium.
TV: Live on Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports 1 HD, ITV 1 and ITV 1 HD at 7.45pm
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