Less than a month after the start of the new season of the Russian Premier League, the top European championships are back. Already this weekend in England, France and Germany matches for the Super Bowl will be played, and a week later the championship draw will begin. “Championship” has prepared a guide to the return of the best leagues in the world.
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English Premier League
Saturday, July 30, Liverpool will face Manchester City in the FA Super Cup match. The Reds are FA Cup winners, the Citizens are national champions. For the first time since 2012, an FA Super Cup match will take place outside Wembley Stadium in connection with the hosting of the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 final. So the Super Bowl match will be played at the King Power in Leicester. The meeting will start at 19:00 Moscow time and will not be shown in Russia.
If Liverpool win, they will win the 16th FA Super Cup trophy and equal Arsenal in this indicator. The most titled is Manchester United (21). By the way, three years ago, Liverpool and Man City met in the FA Super Cup. Then in the penalty shoot-out the team from Manchester turned out to be stronger – 1:1 (sp. 5:4).
Manchester City win the 2019 FA Super Cup
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As for the championship of England, it will return on August 5 with the London derby “Crystal Palace” – “Arsenal”. Also in the first round, Liverpool will play away with Fulham, Manchester United will host Brighton, Tottenham will meet with Southampton, and Chelsea and Manchester City will go to visit Everton and West Ham, respectively. In June, the English Premier League canceled a deal with the Match holding to show championship matches from the 2022/2023 season. Thus, the games of the championship of England will not be shown in Russia.
Main matches of August
Arsenal – Leicester, August 13, 17:00
Chelsea – Tottenham, August 14, 18:30
Manchester United – Liverpool, August 22, 22:00
Chelsea – Leicester, August 27, 17:00
The Italian Super Cup will take place in January 2023. Milan and Inter will compete for the trophy. As for the start of the championship, it will open on August 13 with the matches “Milan” – “Udinese” and “Sampdoria” – “Atalanta”. Also in this round, Inter will play away from Lecce, Fiorentina will host Cremonese, Lazio will meet with Bologna, Roma will stay at Salernitana, and Juventus will compete for three points with “Sassuolo”.
Main matches of August
Atalanta – Milan, August 21, 21:45
Lazio – Inter, August 26, 21:45
Juventus – Roma, August 27, 19:30
Fiorentina – Napoli, August 28, 21:45
However, the season in Serie A may start later due to the abnormally high air temperature in the country. This was stated by the president of the league Lorenzo Kazani. “It will be difficult to start the season on August 13th. The first problem is related to the climate, because if the current temperatures continue, it will be very difficult to start the season on the specified date. The second point is that this season in itself will be unusual due to the pause associated with the World Cup in Qatar, ”Football Italia quoted Kazan as saying.
This summer, Serie A introduced an innovation: from the 2022/2023 season, they will hold a “golden match” in the event of a tie in points between the first two teams. As for showing broadcasts of matches in Russia, they seem to be. And the matches of the Italian Cup will be shown exclusively by Okko Sport.
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The Spanish Super Cup has been held since the 2019/2020 season in the Final Four format. Real Madrid, Valencia, Real Betis and Barcelona will compete for him this season. The first matches will take place in January 2023. The Spanish Championship starts on August 12 with the confrontation between Osasuna and Sevilla. In the first round, Barcelona will host Rayo Vallecano, Real Madrid will play away with Almeria, and Atlético against Getafe. These and other matches will be shown by Okko Sport in Russia.
Atlético – Villarreal, August 21, 20:30
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On August 31, PSG and Nantes will play in the French Super Cup. The meeting will begin at 21:00 Moscow time and will be held at the Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv. PSG will compete for the trophy for the 10th time in a row, and Nantes will take part in the Super Cup for the first time since 2001. Then the “canaries” defeated “Bordeaux”. This year the French Super Cup match will not be shown in Russia.
The championship of France will begin on August 5 with the match “Lyon” – “Ajaccio”. In the first round of Ligue 1, Monaco will play away with Strasbourg, PSG will go away to Clermont, Marseille will host Reims, and Lille will play Auxerre. In early March, France stopped showing Ligue 1 in Russia. There will also be no broadcasts of matches of the new season.
Monaco – Rennes, August 13, 18:00
Lille – PSG, August 21, 21:45
“Nice” – “Marseille”, August 28, 16:00
PSG – Monaco, August 28, 16:00
Lille – Nice, August 31, 20:00
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RB Leipzig and Bayern will play in the German Super Cup on July 30. Domenico Tedesco’s team will take part in this tournament for the first time. In the 2021/2022 season, RB Leipzig won the German Cup by beating Freiburg in the final. The meeting will be held at the Leipzig home stadium, will begin at 21:30 Moscow time and will be shown on Match TV. The broadcast is scheduled for 21:25.
The Bundesliga will open on August 5 with the match between Eintracht and Bayern. In this round, Borussia Dortmund will play with Bayer, RB Leipzig will go to visit Stuttgart, and Borussia Mönchengladbach will host Hoffenheim. It is expected that the Match holding will continue to show the Bundesliga. In November 2020, the TV channel extended the contract for showing games until the 2024/2025 season inclusive. At the same time, in the 2021/2022 season, Match TV interrupted the broadcast of matches several times due to “sport is out of politics.”
Bayern are the reigning German champions
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Freiburg – Borussia Dortmund, August 12, 21:30
Union – RB Leipzig, August 20, 19:30
Bayern – Borussia M, August 27, 19:30
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