Reigning UEFA Champions League winners Manchester City will square off against UEFA Europa League champions Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup 2023 final at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus, Greece. The Manchester City vs Sevilla UEFA Super Cup 2023 match will start at 12:30 AM IST on Thursday, August 17.
Organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), the UEFA Super Cup is an annual super cup football match that acts as a curtain raiser to the European football season, contested by the winners of the two main European club competitions - the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League.
Under manager Pep Guardiola, Manchester City clinched their maiden UEFA Champions League title after beating Serie A giants Inter Milan 1-0 in the 2022-23 final at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium Istanbul, Turkey.
Apart from bagging the UEFA Champions League, Manchester City also won the Premier League and the FA Cup to become just the second English team to complete a historic treble since Manchester United in the 1998-99 campaign.
On the other hand, La Liga outfit Sevilla qualified for the UEFA Super Cup 2023 after beating AS Roma on penalties in the UEFA Europa League 2022-23 final. Sevilla won their seventh UEFA Europa League title - the most by any team in the second-tier competition of European club football.
Manchester City head into their maiden UEFA Super Cup appearance after thrashing Burnley 3-0 in their Premier League 2023-24 opener.
The Premier League champions will miss the services of Kevin De Bruyne and Rúben Dias in the UEFA Super Cup due to injuries.
Sevilla will mark their seventh appearance in the UEFA Super Cup, having registered one win and five losses so far. They won the UEFA Super Cup in 2006.
José Luis Mendilibar’s men will aim to bounce back after going down to Valencia 1-2 in their La Liga 2023-24 opener.
Manchester City vs Sevilla head-to-head
Manchester City have a dominant head-to-head record against Sevilla in official European matches. They are unbeaten against Sevilla, having won all their four matches so far.
The last time these two sides met, City beat Sevilla 3-1 in their Group G match of the UEFA Champions League last season at the Etihad Stadium.
Where to watch Manchester City vs Sevilla UEFA Super Cup 2023 live in India?
The Manchester City vs Sevilla UEFA Super Cup 2023 match will be telecast on Sony Sports Ten 2 and Sony Sports Ten 2 HD TV channels in India.
Live streaming of the Manchester City vs Sevilla UEFA Super Cup 2023 will be available on the SonyLIV app and website in India.
Manchester City vs Sevilla UEFA Super Cup 2023 squads
Manchester City squad: Ederson, Stefan Ortega, Scott Carson, Kyle Walker, Rico Lewis, Manuel Akanji, Nathan Ake, Aymeric Laporte, John Stones, Josko Gvardiol, Sergio Gomez, Rodri, Kalvin Phillips, Maximo Perrone, McAtee, Phil Foden, Mateo Kovacic, Cole Palmer, Oscar Bobb, Jack Grealish, Julian Alvarez, Erling Haaland
Sevilla squad: Yassine Bounou, Marko Dmitrovic, Alberto Flores, Jesús Navas, Juanlu Sánchez, Gonzalo Montiel, Loic Badé, Kike Salas, Nemanja Gudelj, Federico Gattoni, Marcos Acuña, Adrià Pedrosa, Fernando, Ibrahima Sow, Joan Jordán, Manu Bueno, Ivan Rakitic, Óliver Torres, Suso, Papu Gómez, Lucas Ocampos, Jesús Manuel Tecatito, Erik Lamela, Rafa Mir, Youssef En-Nesyri
Photo credit: Alamy