Sevilla become the first team to play in three straight UEFA Super Cups and once again take on Spanish opposition as they face Real Madrid in a rematch of their 2014 encounter.
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• Fourth all-Spanish UEFA Super Cup after 2006, 2014 and 2015, each involving Sevilla
• Real Madrid beat Sevilla 2-0 in Cardiff in 2014
• Sevilla are the first team to feature in three consecutive editions
•Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 22 goals against Sevilla
• Trondheim in Norway stages its first UEFA final
For the third year running, Sevilla face Spanish opposition in the UEFA Super Cup, but will hope to emulate their 2006 defeat of Barcelona rather than the 2014 loss to Real Madrid and 5-4 extra-time reverse against the Blaugrana 12 months ago in Tbilisi.
UEFA Super Cup pedigree
• Both teams are making a fifth appearance; only Barcelona (9), AC Milan (7) and Liverpool (5) can better or match that.
• Madrid played three UEFA Super Cups at Stade Louis II in Monaco before their 2014 defeat of Sevilla in Cardiff. Their record is W2 L2:
1998: L0-1 v Chelsea (Monaco)
2000: L1-2 v Galatasaray (aet, Monaco)
2002: W3-1 v Feyenoord (Monaco)
2014: W2-0 v Sevilla (Cardiff)
• Cristiano Ronaldo got both goals in 2014; he has scored 22 times against Sevilla, more than any other club (over 15 games, with five hat-tricks).
• Those two goals leave Ronaldo one off the career UEFA Super Cup record of three, jointly held by eight players including Lionel Messi thanks to his 2015 double versus Sevilla.
• Ronaldo has 96 UEFA club competition goals in all so could make the century if he matches his feat of four goals at Sevilla in a 6-2 Liga win on 7 May 2011.
• All of Madrid's appearances have come as UEFA Champions League winners, though in 1998 opponents Chelsea were in as UEFA Cup Winners' Cup rather than UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League holders.
• Sevilla have only ever featured as UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League winners. Their record is W1 L3:
2006: W3-0 v Barcelona (Monaco)
2007: L1-3 v AC Milan (Monaco)
2014: L0-2 v Real Madrid (Cardiff)
2015: L4-5 v Barcelona (aet, Tbilisi)
• Sevilla's third appearance in as many years is unprecedented.
• A fourth loss would equal Barcelona's record.
• This is the fourth UEFA Super Cup between two Spanish clubs after 2006, 2014 and 2015.
• Whatever happens, there will be a 14th Spanish winner (the next highest is Italy with nine) and the Liga now has 26 appearances (England is closest with 15).
• If Madrid win, European Cup holders would clinch an unprecedented fourth consecutive success. The UEFA Champions League winners triumphed in 1994, 1995 and 1996 while the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup holders were successful on the last three appearances in 1997, 1998 and 1999.
• UEFA Cup winners were then successful in 2000 and 2001 before Madrid ended the five-year losing UEFA Champions League run in 2002.
Head to head
• The sides have met 177 times in all competitions, with Madrid recording 94 wins to Sevilla's 54. There have been 29 draws.
• In the Liga last season, Sevilla won 3-2 at home in November but Madrid gained revenge 4-0 in March.
• In Sevilla, Madrid suffered their first league defeat of 2015/16. Sergio Ramos scored with an overhead kick in which he was injured, allowing Ciro Immobile, Éver Banega and Fernando Llorente to reply before a James Rodríguez consolation.
• Karim Benzema, Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Jesé scored in the return.
• Before the 2014 UEFA Super Cup these clubs played in the 1957/58 European Champions Clubs' Cup quarter-final. Madrid ran away with the home first leg 8-0 – still a competition record for a last-eight encounter, with Alfredo Di Stéfano scoring four – before a 2-2 draw in Seville.
• They have also faced off in the Spanish Super Cup in 2007, Sevilla winning 1-0 at home and 5-3 in Madrid.
• Madrid coach Zinédine Zidane was a UEFA Super Cup winner against Feyenoord in 2002.
• Zidane could become the fifth man to lift the UEFA Super Cup as coach and player after Josep Guardiola, Carlo Ancelotti, Diego Simeone and Luis Enrique (who between them have triumphed for the last five years).
• Both teams have already picked up UEFA trophies against fellow Spanish sides. Besides Madrid's victory against Sevilla two years ago in Cardiff, they defeated Atlético in the 2014 and 2016 UEFA Champions League finals, and prevailed in the first UEFA Champions League final between clubs representing the same nation, downing Valencia 3-0 at the Stade de France in 2000.
• Sevilla, meanwhile, followed up their 2006 UEFA Super Cup triumph against Barcelona by overcoming Espanyol in the following year's UEFA Cup final. After a 2-2 draw at Hampden Park, Glasgow, Sevilla edged it 3-1 on penalties.
• Overall Madrid have won ten of their 19 games against Spanish teams in Europe, drawing five and losing four.
• Sevilla have won seven of their 18 European matches against Liga opponents, losing eight with three draws.
• Having succumbed to Barcelona in the UEFA Super Cup last season, Sevilla played Athletic Club in the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals. Both legs were 2-1 away wins with Sevilla winning 5-4 on penalties in the home return.
• This will be Jorge Sampaoli's first competitive match in charge of Sevilla. The Argentinian signed a two-year contract to replace Unai Emery, who had been in charge since 2013 and led the club to three successive UEFA Europa Leagues before departing for Paris Saint-Germain.
• Sergio Ramos began his career at Sevilla, making his senior debut in a 1-0 Liga reverse at Deportivo La Coruña in 2004. Ramos scored twice in 39 top-flight outings for his home-town club before signing for Madrid in 2005.
• After receiving the gold medal of the city of Seville in May 2014 Ramos was honoured with an on-field tribute at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán during Spain's 2-0 international friendly success against Bolivia later the same month.
• New Sevilla signing Pablo Sarabia came up the ranks at Madrid from the age of 12 but left seven years later in 2011 for Getafe with just one senior competitive appearance to his name, against Auxerre in a December 2010 UEFA Champions League match as a 72nd-minute substitute for Ronaldo.
• Sevilla goalkeeper David Soria was also in Real Madrid's academy.
• In: Álvaro Morata (Juventus)
• Out: Denis Cheryshev (Villarreal), Álvaro Arbeloa (released), Borja Mayoral (Wolfsburg, loan), Jesé (Paris Saint-Germain)
UEFA EURO 2016
• Ronaldo and Pepe were both on Portugal's winning team while Toni Kroos (Germany) and Bale (Wales) reached the semi-finals.
• Ronaldo and Pepe could become the first players to be involved in winning European Cup, UEFA European Championship and UEFA Super Cup teams in the same year.
• Roberto Carlos completed the sole European Cup-FIFA World Cup-UEFA Super Cup treble with Madrid in 2002.
• New signing Morata was alongside Lucas Vázquez and Ramos in the Spain squad that lost their title in the round of 16, the same round in which Mateo Kovačić's Croatia fell to Portugal (though Kovačić did play in their 2-1 group defeat of Spain).
• In: Hiroshi Kiyotake (Hannover), Pablo Sarabia (Getafe), Matías Kranevitter (Atlético Madrid, loan), Joaquín Correa (Sampdoria), Ganso (São Paulo), Franco Vázquez (Palermo), Luciano Vietto (Atlético Madrid, loan), Wissam Ben Yedder (Toulouse), Gabriel Mercado (River Plate)
• Out: José Antonio Reyes (Espanyol), Diogo Figueiras (Olympiacos), Luismi (Valladolid), Éver Banega (Internazionale Milano), Grzegorz Krychowiak (Paris), Kevin Gameiro (Atlético Madrid), Coke (Schalke), Fernando Llorente (Swansea), Beto (Sporting)
UEFA EURO 2016
• Adil Rami appeared four times in France's run to the final, losing his place after the round of 16 due to suspension and was unable to claim it back.
• Goalkeeper Sergio Rico was an unused squad member for Spain while Yevhen Konoplyanka exited in the group stage with Ukraine.
• While a familiar UEFA Champions League venue, this is the first UEFA club final at Trondheim's Lerkendal Stadion or indeed anywhere in Norway.
• Elsewhere in Norway, Oslo's Ullevaal Stadion staged the 1987 and 1997 UEFA Women's EURO finals.
• Real Madrid won 2-0 here against Rosenborg in the 2005/06 UEFA Champions League second group stage, Sergio Ramos starting.
• Madrid also prevailed 1-0 at the same stage in 1999/2000 but lost 2-0 at Rosenborg in the 1997/98 group stage.
• This is Sevilla's first competitive visit to the stadium.