Chelsea take on Atletico Madrid on Friday 31st August, 2012, with kickoff at 19:45. This match is currently being shown LIVE on Sky Sports 2.
The flagship event in UEFA’s European calendar is the Super Cup at the beginning of the season, especially in the eyes of those bigwigs who organise and then exploit the game. The reason for this is the location, Monaco, which allows for the kind of behaviour criticised in normal footballing circles, practically encouraging ‘fans’ to enjoy the hospitality rather than the game.
Add to that a pitch you’d expect to be declared as ‘not fit for play’ due to there being a car park underneath, and this should be a bust. In fact the Super Cup is normally great fun, and not to be missed.
Cheslea v Atletico Madrid is LIVE on Sky Sports 2.