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Manchester City vs Sevilla (UEFA Super Cup): Match Preview, Team News, Head to Head, How To Watch



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European Champions Manchester City make a brief return to continental football as they take on Europa League winners Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup.

City come into the match off the back of a 0-3 victory against Burnley in the opening fixture of the 2023/24 Premier League season. Kicking on from where he left off during the last campaign, it was Erling Haaland who opened the new calendar with a brace of his own.

The sensational Norwegian international striker scored the first goal of the match within just three minutes of the kick-off, before doubling his tally for the contest on the 36th minute.

Defensive midfield mainstay Rodri – who has seemingly improved to yet another level already this season – put the game beyond the Clarets’ reach in the 75th minute, as he rocketed a ball into the roof of the net from close range and firmly beyond the reach of James Trafford.

As for Wednesday night’s UEFA Super Cup contest, Manchester City booked their place in the Athens meeting courtesy of their first ever Champions League triumph back in June, thanks to a single strike from Rodri against Inter.

Their opponents Sevilla once again came out on top in the UEFA Europa League, this time with a more finer margin as they defeated AS Roma in a penalty shoot-out in Budapest.

Fixture Details

Manchester City will take on Sevilla on Wednesday 16 August, with kick-off at the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium in Athens, Greece scheduled for 20:00 BST.

Team News

Bernardo Silva has not travelled with the rest of his Manchester City teammates due to an illness, as he joins two other members of Pep Guardiola’s first-team squad in being ruled out due to fitness problems.

Kevin De Bruyne may be out for the remainder of the calendar year, following a reoccurrence of the hamstring injury sustained in the Champions League final during the 0-3 win against Burnley last Friday night.

There has been some suggestion that the 32-year-old may need to undergo surgery in order to fully recover and return to consistent match action without the risk of further issues in the coming months and years for Manchester City.

Elsewhere, and despite not being named in the travelling squad for City, Ruben Dias trained as normal alongside John Stones who has also made his return to on-field action, however the Portuguese international will not be available for selection due to concussion.

Joao Cancelo remains excluded from the Manchester City matchday squad as he and his team of representatives continue to look for a resolution to his uncertain future, as Barcelona appear most interested to strike a loan with obligation to buy clause in the agreement.


The treble winners have gotten the best of the La Liga side in recent history, with their most recent meetings coming in the group stage of last year’s Champions League, with the English side coming out on top 3-1 and 0-4.

Goals from Julian Alvarez and Riyad Mahrez, complimented by a first ever UEFA Champions League strike from Rico Lewis, completed a group stage double over Sevilla last season, following on from the dominant victory away from home on matchday one.

Over in Spain and it was an Erling Haaland brace early on in his life at Manchester City, followed by an arguably unusual goalscorer in Ruben Dias as well as a further strike from Phil Foden.

How To Watch

For viewers in the United Kingdom, you can view the UEFA Super Cup final on TNT Sports 1.

For viewers in the United States, you can watch Manchester City take on Sevilla on Paramount+, with kick-off scheduled for 3:00PM EST.

For fans living elsewhere, you can find the complete TV Listings here!

You can also join us on the official City Xtra YouTube channel live pre-match, throughout the game and post-match, along with thousands of other Manchester City fans from around the world, with the live watchalong!