2023 UEFA Super Cup

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2023 UEFA Super Cup
Match programme cover
Manchester City won 5–4 on penalties
Date16 August 2023 (2023-08-16)
VenueKaraiskakis Stadium, Piraeus
Man of the MatchCole Palmer (Manchester City)
RefereeFrançois Letexier (France)
WeatherClear night
28 °C (82 °F)
47% humidity

The 2023 UEFA Super Cup was the 48th edition of the UEFA Super Cup, an annual football match organised by UEFA and contested by the reigning champions of the top two European club competitions, the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League. The match featured English club Manchester City, winners of the 2022–23 UEFA Champions League, and Spanish club Sevilla, winners of the 2022–23 UEFA Europa League. It was played at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus, Greece, on 16 August 2023.

The match was originally scheduled to be played at the Ak Bars Arena in Kazan, Russia. However, due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, it was moved on 25 January 2023 to Piraeus.

Manchester City won the match 5–4 on penalties following a 1–1 draw after 90 minutes for their first UEFA Super Cup title.


Team Qualification Previous participations
(bold indicates winners)
England Manchester City Winners of the 2022–23 UEFA Champions League None
Spain Sevilla Winners of the 2022–23 UEFA Europa League 6 (2006, 2007, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2020)


The Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus hosted the match.

Original host selection

The Ak Bars Arena in Kazan, Russia, was originally selected as the final host by the UEFA Executive Committee during their meeting in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on 2 March 2020. The Albanian Football Association also had bid for the match to be hosted in Tirana, but withdrew the candidature prior to the vote.

The match would have been the first UEFA Super Cup to be held in Russia, and the second UEFA club competition final to be held in the city after the 2009 UEFA Women's Cup final. The stadium was previously a venue for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, where it hosted three group stage matches and a semi-final, and the 2018 FIFA World Cup, where it hosted four group stage matches, a round of 16 fixture and a quarter-final.

Relocation to Piraeus

After the Russian invasion of Ukraine, it was uncertain whether the match would be played in Kazan. Russia was suspended from UEFA and FIFA competitions in February 2022, and the 2022 UEFA Champions League final, scheduled to take place in Saint Petersburg, was also relocated to Paris. Tatarstan officials had called for UEFA to keep the competition in Kazan.

This would be the second time a UEFA club competition final is hosted at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus after the 1971 European Cup Winners' Cup final. Prior to the relocation, Greece had been selected as one of the hosts for the 2024 UEFA Europa Conference League final at Agia Sophia Stadium, Athens.

On 25 January 2023, the UEFA Executive Committee stripped Kazan of hosting rights and relocated the match to the Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus, Greece.



On 14 August 2023, UEFA named French official François Letexier as the referee for the match. Letexier had been a FIFA referee since 2017 and previously worked as one of the assistant video assistant referees for the 2019 UEFA Super Cup. He was accompanied by fellow countrymen Cyril Mugnier and Mehdi Rahmouni as assistant referees, while Espen Eskås of Norway served as the fourth official. Compatriot Jérôme Brisard was selected as the video assistant referee (VAR), with fellow countrymen Eric Wattellier and Fedayi San of Switzerland serving as the assistant VAR officials.



Manchester City came close to opening the scoring in the 8th minute after a header from Nathan Aké was saved by Yassine Bounou. Jack Grealish also had an effort from outside the penalty area saved by Bounou in the 17th minute. In the 25th minute, Sevilla took the lead after a cross into the penalty area by Marcos Acuña found its way on to the head of Youssef En-Nesyri, who managed to head the ball into the bottom left-hand corner of the net. In the second half, En-Nesyri was put through on goal by Lucas Ocampos before his resulting effort was saved by Ederson. Cole Palmer made it 1–1 in the 63rd minute after heading the ball past Bounou via a cross in by Rodri. In the 64th minute, En-Nesyri was put through on goal again by Ocampos but was again denied by Ederson. Palmer also had a curling effort saved by Bounou in the 69th minute. Constant pressure from City eventually lead to Aké having a header end up being tipped over by Bounou. The match finished 1–1 after 90 minutes and so went to a penalty shoot-out. With both teams scoring their first four penalties, City captain Kyle Walker scored their fifth penalty before Nemanja Gudelj missed the crucial penalty for Sevilla by hitting the crossbar which meant Manchester City won the Super Cup 5–4 on penalties.


The Champions League winners were designated as the "home" team for administrative purposes.

16 August 2023 (2023-08-16)22:00 EEST
Manchester City England1–1Spain Sevilla
Karaiskakis Stadium, PiraeusAttendance: 29,207Referee: François Letexier (France)
Manchester City Sevilla
GK 31 Brazil Ederson
RB 2 England Kyle Walker (c)
CB 25 Switzerland Manuel Akanji
CB 24 Croatia Joško Gvardiol
LB 6 Netherlands Nathan Aké
CM 8 Croatia Mateo Kovačić
CM 16 Spain Rodri
RW 80 England Cole Palmer downward-facing red arrow 85'
AM 47 England Phil Foden
LW 10 England Jack Grealish
CF 9 Norway Erling Haaland
GK 18 Germany Stefan Ortega
GK 33 England Scott Carson
DF 3 Portugal Rúben Dias
DF 5 England John Stones
DF 14 Spain Aymeric Laporte
DF 21 Spain Sergio Gómez
DF 82 England Rico Lewis
MF 4 England Kalvin Phillips
MF 32 Argentina Máximo Perrone
MF 87 England James McAtee
FW 19 Argentina Julián Álvarez upward-facing green arrow 85'
FW 52 Norway Oscar Bobb
Spain Pep Guardiola
GK 13 Morocco Yassine Bounou
RB 16 Spain Jesús Navas (c) downward-facing red arrow 83'
CB 22 France Loïc Badé Yellow card 33'
CB 6 Serbia Nemanja Gudelj
LB 19 Argentina Marcos Acuña
CM 8 Spain Joan Jordán
CM 10 Croatia Ivan Rakitić
RW 5 Argentina Lucas Ocampos
AM 21 Spain Óliver Torres downward-facing red arrow 74'
LW 17 Argentina Erik Lamela Yellow card 62' downward-facing red arrow 90+3'
CF 15 Morocco Youssef En-Nesyri downward-facing red arrow 90+3'
GK 1 Serbia Marko Dmitrović
DF 2 Argentina Federico Gattoni
DF 3 Spain Adrià Pedrosa
DF 4 Argentina Gonzalo Montiel upward-facing green arrow 83'
DF 27 Spain Kike Salas
MF 18 Switzerland Djibril Sow
MF 24 Argentina Alejandro Gómez
MF 26 Spain Juanlu Yellow card 90' upward-facing green arrow 74'
MF 28 Spain Manu Bueno
FW 7 Spain Suso upward-facing green arrow 90+3'
FW 9 Spain Rafa Mir upward-facing green arrow 90+3'
FW 11 Mexico Jesús Corona
Spain José Luis Mendilibar

Man of the Match:
Cole Palmer (Manchester City)

Assistant referees:
Cyril Mugnier (France)
Mehdi Rahmouni (France)
Fourth official:
Espen Eskås (Norway)
Video assistant referee:
Jérôme Brisard (France)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Eric Wattellier (France)
Fedayi San (Switzerland)

Match rules

  • 90 minutes
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores level
  • Twelve named substitutes
  • Maximum of five substitutions


See also


  1. ^ Each team was given only three opportunities to make substitutions, excluding substitutions made at half-time.


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