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Champions League winners Real Madrid take on Europa League winners Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup in another all-Spanish affair

Champions League winners Real Madrid take on Europa League winners Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup (kick-off 7.45pm) tonight in another all-Spanish affair.

This is the third consecutive all-Spanish final, and Sevilla have contested every one of the three, serial Europa League champs that they are. Last year, Sevilla were beaten by Barcelona and the year before by Real, so tonight’s match, at the Lerkendal Stadion in Trondheim, Norway, will dangle the possibility of payback, inspired by their captain Coke.

All they have to do is beat a team containing more big names than an Oscars after-show party…