BT Sport to broadcast 2021-22 Spanish Super Cup
BT Sport is set to broadcast live and exclusive coverage of the Spanish Super Cup 2021-22, the annual football competition featuring the holders and runners-up of Spain’s La Liga and the Copa del Rey.
BT Sport’s coverage of this season’s tournament will be presented by Lynsey Hipgrave alongside pundits Rio Ferdinand and Joe Cole and will cover matches featuring Atletico Madrid (La Liga champions), Real Madrid (La Liga runners-up), Barcelona (Copa del Rey winners), and Athletic Club (Copa del Rey runners-up). It will start with the semi-finals on 12 and 13 January and culminate in the final on Sunday 16 January 2022.
This season marks the third edition of the Spanish Super Cup in the new format of four teams, with BT Sport broadcasting all four games live and exclusive from King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Athletic Club enter the tournament as the current holders of the trophy after beating 13-time winners Barcelona 3-2 AET in a dramatic Spanish Super Cup 2020-21 final.
The first semi-final will be an enticing El Clasico between last year’s La Liga runners-up Real Madrid and Copa del Rey winners Barcelona, live from 18.30 on BT Sport 1 on 12 January (19:00 kick off). The Catalans will be looking to make up for last year’s final defeat at the expense of their old adversaries Los Blancos, who currently sit at the top of La Liga.
This is followed by the second semi-final between reigning La Liga champions Atletico Madrid and Copa del Rey runners-up Athletic Bilbao. Diego Simeone’s side haven’t lifted the trophy since 2014 and will have their sights set on clinching their third piece of silverware in the competition, while Bilbao will be hoping to be the first club to secure consecutive titles in the Supercopa de España since Barcelona in 2010. Coverage of this clash gets underway from 18.45 on BT Sport 1 on 13 January.
The winners of each semi-final will go head-to-head in the Spanish Super Cup final on 16 January which will be broadcast live and exclusive on BT Sport 3 from 18:00.