St. PETERSBURG, eleven Aug - R-Sport, Taras Barabash. The players of the Spanish "Seville" And "Barcelona" will meet in the game for the UEFA super Cup on Tuesday, August eleven. The game will take place in the Georgian capital Tbilisi in the stadium named after Boris Paichadze And will start at 21: 45 Moscow time." Barcelona "for a record ninth time will lead the fight for the trophy And wants to repeat the achievement of the Italian" Milan ", five-time winner of the super bowl.
The match will be served by the team of referees headed by Scotsman William Kollam. To help him to be loansmany Damien McGrath (Ireland) And Francis Connor (Scotland).
The Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has already won the UEFA super Cup in 1997 From the Catalans as a player. Then he opened the scoring in the first leg With Borussia Dortmund, which was at that time the winner of the Champions League. Now Enrique wants to win the honorable prize in the form of a coach. Only Barca And Sevilla have met 152 of the tournament in all competitions, And a solid advantage on the side of " blue garnet ": 80 wins and 34 draws And 38 defeats.
"Seville" in 2015 for the second time in a row under the leadership of Unai emery won the Europa League, beating Ukrainian "Dnipro" in the final match in the capital of Poland, And won the right to fight for the UEFA super Cup." Barcelona ", for its part, has won the Champions League, breaking the resistance of the Italian "Juventus" in the Berlin final." Seville "in 2006 already thug "Barcelona" with the account 3: 0 in the match for the super Cup, Then From the Andalusian club shone current lateral "blaugrany" Dani Alves.
The ex-defender of Georgia And the Italian "Milan" Kakha Kaladze, who won the super bowl From the Rossoneri, Before the match told about the fact That in Tbilisi the upcoming Match caused quite a stir." the ticket sales can be seen That the expectations of the fans are great. I have many years of watching the UEFA super Cup, but this hype has Not yet been observed. The football we love. Lionel Messi And his team a huge army of fans. They will all be very happy to see superstars in our country, " - said Kaladze, quoted by the official Internet portal of UEFA.
Before the game, former head Coach Moscow "Spartaka" Unai emery, who now heads Sevilla, said That his team is eager to beat Bar?a." The beginning of the season, knowing That in the first match to win the trophy." Barcelona " is the favorite, but We'll be out on the field With the dream of the sensation. If We win, it will give Us confidence And raise the credibility That will give a good boost for the whole season, " said emery, who was quoted by the official Internet portal of UEFA. While emery can't beat Barcelona in 19 games.
Can't help Barcelona injured Jordi Alba And ill Neymar. Brazilian Forward will miss the upcoming Match because of illness. The striker, according to media reports, 's got the mumps And will Not have the opportunity to play in the near future. However, Not more formidable attack the Catalans are unlikely. Emery said That his Players will find an antidote against a group of enemy attacks." We have to cope With any difficulties. We need as many as possible to play their own Football. And considering all factors, I think We can detect weaknesses even similar players, " said emery.
"Neymar is a great loss (for Barcelona ), but they have Pedro. With Neymar Out they are very strong but they are strong without him." Barcelona "is the favorite, but We will try to find arguments against them," said emery.
"Sevilla" is between seasons broke up With a whole group of players, one Of the most important for the club's loss was the transfer of striker Carlos bacca in Milan. From the composition of the defeated in the final of the Europa League Dnipro in the Spanish club moved Yevhen Konoplyanka, And Luis Enrique Before the game he warned his players against a possible underestimation of the enemy.
"Despite the changes From" Seville ", it's still the same team as in last season. I don't care the role of favorite. The main thing - to prove on the field That we have more reasons to win than your opponent. As for injured players, it is the circumstances that Barcelona has to cross, " said Enrique, whose words lead the official Internet-portal of the Catalans.