Porto to host 2020 UEFA Super Cup

The Estádio do Dragão, home of 2004 European champions Porto, will stage the 2020/21 season-opener.

Porto's Estádio do Dragão will stage the 2020 UEFA Super Cup
Porto's Estádio do Dragão will stage the 2020 UEFA Super Cup ©Getty Images

The Estádio do Dragão in Porto, Portugal, will host the 2020 UEFA Super Cup.

Completed in 2003, the 'Dragon Stadium' is the home of FC Porto. The first UEFA competition matches at the ground were in the 2003/04 UEFA Champions League knockout phase, José Mourinho's team making it through to the final that season and beating Monaco 3-0 in Gelsenkirchen.

The Estádio do Dragão then held the opening game of UEFA EURO 2004 – Portugal's 2-1 defeat by Greece – and has since seen regular UEFA competition action involving both Porto and Portugal. Part of a major leisure development in Porto, the stadium has also been the venue for live performances by the Rolling Stones, Coldplay and One Direction.

2005 final highlights
2005 final highlights

This will be the first UEFA final in Portugal since Lisbon's Estádio José Alvalade staged the 2005 UEFA Cup final; home club Sporting CP actually lost that decider 3-1 against CSKA Moskva. More recently, Lisbon's Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica was the setting for the 2014 UEFA Champions League final in which Real Madrid overcame city rivals Atlético 4-1 after extra time.

The decision was taken at Thursday's UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Kyiv.

This season's UEFA Super Cup will be played at Tallinn's Lilleküla Stadium, with the 2019 edition held at Beşiktaş Stadium in Istanbul.

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