Super Cup Facts: Liverpool vs Chelsea

Beşiktaş Park, Istanbul

EUFA, Wednesday 7 August 2019

Istanbul is the venue for the first all-English UEFA Super Cup as European champions Liverpool take on Chelsea.

The UEFA Super Cup will be an all-English affair for the first time as Liverpool take on Chelsea at the Beşiktaş Park in Istanbul.

  • Liverpool, who qualified by claiming their sixth European Cup in Madrid in June, are making their sixth UEFA Super Cup appearance, and are bidding to lift the trophy for the fourth time.
  • This is Chelsea’s fourth UEFA Super Cup match; having won the first, in 1998, they have lost on their last two appearances.
  • Whoever wins in Istanbul will claim England’s eighth UEFA Super Cup, fewer only than Spain (15) and Italy (nine). An English side has not triumphed since Liverpool’s 2005 success; Premier League clubs have been beaten on their four subsequent appearances, including defeats for Chelsea in 2012 and 2013.
  • This will also be the first time a Spanish club has not won the UEFA Super Cup since 2013, when Bayern München beat Chelsea on penalties in Prague.
  • Seven UEFA Super Cup finals have previously been contested by domestic rivals: two all-Italian ones, and five involving Spanish teams including four since 2014, most recently Atlético Madrid beating Real Madrid last year.

UEFA Super Cup Pedigree

Liverpool

  • The Reds’ record in the UEFA Super Cup is 3 Win and 2 Loss
    • 1977 W 7-1 v Hamburg (agg: 1-1 a, 6-0 h)
    • 1978 L 3-4 v Anderlecht (agg: 1-3 a, 2-1 h)
    • 1984 L 0-2 v Juventus
    • 2001 W 3-2 v Bayern München
    • 2005 W 3-1 v CSKA Moskva (aet)
  • Liverpool won the competition in 1977 and 2005 as European champions (having knocked out Chelsea in the latter semi-final), and in 2001 as UEFA Cup holders. However they lost (as European Cup holders) in the 1978 and 1984 games.
  • The 6-0 second-leg win against Hamburg in 1977 equalled the biggest win in a UEFA Super Cup game, matching Ajax’s defeat of Milan in 1973. Terry McDermott’s hat-trick against Hamburg is one of only two in a UEFA Super Cup match; the other came against Chelsea, scored by Atlético’s Radamel Falcao in 2012.
  • Victory would take Liverpool level with Real Madrid on four UEFA Super Cups, fewer only than Barcelona and AC Milan’s five.

Chelsea

  • This is Chelsea’s fourth appearance in the UEFA Super Cup, with the record W1 L2:
    • 1998 W 1-0 v Real Madrid
    • 2012 L 1-4 v Atlético Madrid
    • 2013 L 2-2 aet, 4-5 pens v Bayern München
  • Chelsea’s 1998 UEFA Super Cup triumph came after they had won the previous season’s UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup; they lost in 2012 as UEFA Champions League winners and in 2013 having won that year’s UEFA Europa League.
  • Chelsea manager Frank Lampard was captain of the team beaten by Atlético in 2012 and Bayern 12 months later. César Azpilicueta was an unused substitute in that 2013 showpiece.
  • The Blues would become the tenth side to win multiple UEFA Super Cups with victory in Istanbul.

Previous Meetings

  • This is the sides’ 11th meeting in UEFA competition, all since 2005, with the previous ten having all come in the UEFA Champions League. Five of those matches were drawn, with Liverpool recording two wins to Chelsea’s three – and only one game was won by a margin of more than one goal.
  • Their paths first crossed in Europe in the 2004/05 UEFA Champions League semi-finals, Liverpool’s Luis García scoring the only goal of the tie four minutes into the second leg at Anfield; the Reds went on to beat AC Milan in a dramatic final in Istanbul.
  • After two goalless draws in the following season’s group stage, each side won 1-0 at home in the 2006/07 semi-finals; Liverpool prevailed, winning the Anfield penalty shoot-out 4-1. They again met Milan in the final, losing 2-1 in Athens.
  • Chelsea reached their first UEFA Champions League final with an extra-time victory against Liverpool in the 2007/08 semi-finals. After a 1-1 first-leg draw at Anfield, the London club won 3-2 after 120 minutes at Stamford Bridge, Lampard scoring their second goal from the penalty spot. The current Chelsea manager was also on target in the final, against Manchester United in Moscow, but his side were defeated 6-5 on penalties after a 1-1 draw.
  • Lampard also scored in the clubs’ most recent European match, in the second leg of the 2008/09 quarter-final. Chelsea won 3-1 at Anfield in the first game – the only UEFA fixture between the sides to be settled by more than one goal – before a remarkable 4-4 draw in west London in which Lampard scored Chelsea’s third and fourth goals. The Blues therefore progressed to the semi-finals, where they lost on away goals to Barcelona.
  • Overall, of the 181 fixtures between the clubs, Liverpool have recorded 77 wins to Chelsea’s 63 with 41 draws. In 2018/19 Chelsea won 2-1 at Anfield in the League Cup third round thanks to goals from Emerson Palmieri and Eden Hazard; in the Premier League, the game at Stamford Bridge finished 1-1 before a 2-0 Liverpool victory on Merseyside, Sadio Mané (51) and Mohamed Salah (53) scoring early in the second half.
  • In domestic cup finals, Chelsea beat Liverpool 3-2 after extra time in the 2004/05 League Cup decider – José Mourinho’s first trophy as Blues manager – and 2-1 in the FA Cup in May 2012. Lampard featured in both games for Chelsea, with Jordan Henderson in the Liverpool line-up for the latter.

Form Guide

Liverpool

  • Liverpool qualified by winning their sixth European Cup in 2018/19, beating Tottenham 2-0 at the Estadio Metropolitano in Madrid on 1 June in the second all-English final thanks to goals from Mohamed Salah, a penalty, and Divock Origi.
  • That stretched the Reds’ unbeaten run against English clubs to six matches (W4 D2), since that 3-1 home defeat by Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg in April 2009. They have won eight of their 21 matches against domestic rivals in UEFA competition (D8 L5), including the last three having beaten Manchester City home (3-0) and away (2-1) in the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.
  • Liverpool’s record in last season’s UEFA Champions League was W8 D1 L4 F24 A12. They have won five of their last six European fixtures (L1).
  • The Reds have, however, lost six of their last nine UEFA competition matches outside England – although they have won three of the last four.
  • Istanbul looms large in the Reds’ history; they came from 3-0 down to win the 2005 UEFA Champions League final against AC Milan on penalties at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium, but have yet to win a game outright in the city, their five visits having ended in three defeats and two draws.
  • Liverpool lost 2-1 to Beşiktaş in the 2007/08 UEFA Champions League group stage at the Inönü Stadium – the venue that was knocked down to build Beşiktaş Park. They also lost on penalties at Beşiktaş in the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League round of 32 after each side had won 1-0 at home.
  • Liverpool’s record in four UEFA penalty shoot-outs is W3 L1:
  • 4-2 v Roma, 1983/84 European Champion Clubs’ Cup final
  • 3-2 v AC Milan, 2004/05 UEFA Champions League final
  • 4-1 v Chelsea, 2006/07 UEFA Champions League semi-final
  • 4-5 v Beşiktaş, 2014/15 UEFA Europa League round of 32

Chelsea

  • The Blues were UEFA Europa League winners in 2018/19, beating Arsenal 4-1 in the competition’s first all-English final since Tottenham beat Wolves in the 1972 UEFA Cup. Eden Hazard scored twice at the Baku Olympic Stadium, Olivier Giroud and Pedro Rodríguez also finding the net as Chelsea claimed their second UEFA Europa League title having also triumphed in 2013, their only other appearance in the competition.
  • Chelsea were unbeaten in European competition last season, claiming the UEFA Europa League with a record of W12 D3 F36 A10. Their last continental defeat came at Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg in March 2018 (0-3).
  • The London club have scored three goals or more in five of their last eight European matches. Their tally of 36 goals in last season’s UEFA Europa League was one short of the competition record set by Porto in 2010/11.
  • Chelsea’s record against English clubs in Europe is W7 D7 L4. The defeat of Arsenal ended a three-game run without a victory in such fixtures (D1 L2), since their 3-1 win at Liverpool in 2009.
  • Chelsea have played three UEFA competition games in Istanbul (W1 D1 L1) but will be making their first appearance at Beşiktaş Park. They took on Beşiktaş themselves in the 2003/04 UEFA Champions League group stage, both games ending in 2-0 away wins, but the Istanbul side played that home game in Gelsenkirchen.
  • A 5-0 first group stage win at Galatasaray in October 1999 remains Chelsea’s joint biggest UEFA Champions League away victory.
  • Chelsea’s record in five UEFA penalty shoot-outs is W2 L3:
    • 1-4 v Liverpool, 2006/07 UEFA Champions League semi-final
    • 5-6 v Manchester United, 2007/08 UEFA Champions League final
    • 4-3 v Bayern München, 2011/12 UEFA Champions League final
    • 4-5 v Bayern München, 2013 UEFA Super Cup
    • 4-3 v Eintracht Frankfurt, 2018/19 UEFA Europa League semi-final

Links and Trivia

  • As a Chelsea player, Lampard scored seven goals in 39 matches against Liverpool. His record in matches against the Merseyside club for the Blues was W18 D8 L13.
  • Salah joined Chelsea from Basel in January 2014 having scored against the English side in both fixtures during that season’s UEFA Champions League group stage, with Basel winning both games. The Egyptian had also found the net in the second leg of Basel’s 2012/13 UEFA Europa League semi-final defeat by the Blues. Salah made only 19 appearances for Chelsea in all competitions, scoring twice, before signing for Fiorentina in January 2015.
  • International team-mates:
    • Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Adam Lallana, Jordan Henderson & Ross Barkley, Danny Drinkwater, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Tammy Abraham (England)
    • Alisson Becker, Fabinho, Roberto Firmino & Willian (Brazil)
    • Dejan Lovren & Mateo Kovačić (Croatia)
    • Simon Mignolet, Divock Origi & Michy Batshuayi (Belgium)
  • Have played together:
    • Mohamed Salah & Emerson Palmieri, Antonio Rüdiger (Roma 2015–17)
    • Alisson Becker & Emerson Palmieri (Roma 2016–18)
    • Alisson Becker & Antonio Rüdiger (Roma 2016/17)
    • Mohamed Salah & Marcos Alonso (Fiorentina 2015)
    • Fabinho & Tiémoué Bakayoko (Monaco 2014–17)

The 4 Sisters Took Photos Every Year For 40 Years

By Shana Lee

The 4 Sisters Took Photos Every Year For 40 Years, You Won’t Believe What Happened To Them.

In 1975, Nicholas Nixon began a series of annual photographs of four sisters that have spanned 43 years of their lives – to date. Although married to one sister, Bebe, Nixon’s series is more than a record for the family album. The black and white photograph collection has been exhibited in many galleries and museums and published as a book.

The photos offer an insight into how we age and wear life experiences in our physicality, along with the closeness siblings can have. Interviews with Nixon give a further glimpse of the process. While the poses and the location vary a little from year to year, the left to right position of each of the sisters is always the same.

1975

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The Brown sisters in 1975, New Canaan, Connecticut. From left to right is Heather aged 23, Mimi aged 15, Bebe aged 25 and Laurie aged 21. The sisters lined up and Nixon has said they liked it and found it refreshing because it was different from the traditional family line up from youngest to oldest – and being expected to smile!

1976

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This photo was taken in Hartford, Connecticut in 1996 following Lauri’s college graduation. Nixon decided to capture the four sisters wearing dresses on this occasion, which apparently didn’t usually happen! It was after this photo, he says, he decided to suggest they do it forever.

1977

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Over the next few years, Nixon says, there was a debate on the lineup, with the two sisters on the outside saying they would prefer to be in the middle. To offer a compromise, he took shots with them in different positions, with the option for him to choose lineup from the best shot. The original order came up trumps. This picture was from 1977 is in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

1978

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Nixon has spoken of part of the drama, or interestingness of the photos as being the degree to which each of the sisters is willing to open up and show their vulnerability from year to year. This image from 1978 was taken in Harwich Port, Massachusetts.

1979

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The sisters come to a common consensus each year on the final choice of which shot will be published from a total of around 10 taken. This shot was taken in 1979 in Marblehead, Massachusetts.

1980

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Nixon himself grew up as an only child. He has spoken of being embraced by marrying into this family of close-knit siblings as gratifying and supportive. This image was taken in 1980 in East Greenwich, Rhode Island.

1981

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Given we are now in an age of selfies and social media where people post happy or posed images, this photo from 1981 in Cincinnati, Ohio, doesn’t give the impression of the sisters having much enthusiasm for the annual shot!

1982

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Bebe Nixon has said that the sisters are not directed by her husband as the photographer/artist on what to wear on the day they take the photos to get a certain look. She says they just wear what they feel like wearing on the day. This 1982 photo was taken in Ipswich, Massachusetts.

1983

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In some years the appearance of the sisters suggests someone may be pregnant. However, the series keeps its focus on the sister dynamic, rather than any additions to the family. This photograph taken in Allston, Massachusetts, is from 1993.

1984

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Nixon’s joined this beach shot from 1984 in Truro, Massachusetts! You can see the shadow from him and his old-school 8x 10 camera – which Nixon uses every time.

1985

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Ten years since the first photo. Heather will have been aged 33, Mimi aged 25, Bebe aged 35 and Laurie aged 31. This photo is from 1985 in Allston, Massachusetts.

1986

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This is the most close-up and intimate image of the sisters in the series to date. This shot was taken in 1986 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

1987

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The youngest and oldest sisters take the foreground in this image from 1987 in Chatham, Massachusetts.

1988

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It’s the middle sisters turn to take positions towards the front in 1988 in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

1989

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Nixon speaks of the photographs having developed a public following because they have become a marker for people to note another year has gone by. This image is from 1989 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

1990

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From the beginning, Nixon’s direction was that the sisters didn’t have to smile, he says he told them to “just give me what you’ve got”. This the image from 1990 in Woodstock, Vermont.

1991

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Nixon speaks of people being aware of time, but unaware of time passing while it is. He sees this project as about showing a bigger chunk of time – and the longer and bigger the better. This photograph is from 1991 in Waterton, Massachusetts.

1992

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In all of the previous years’ shots, the sisters were looking at the camera front on and very directly This is the first of only a few photographs where one or more of the sisters have their focus elsewhere. This 1992 photo was taken in Concord, Massachusetts.

1993

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The light may be darker in 1993, but a warmth seems to radiate from the sisters’ eyes in this shot taken in Boston, Massachusetts.

1994

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This is 1994, and the actual twentieth anniversary of the first photo. Nixon threw the first image taken in 1974 away, thinking it was “dumb”. This photo was taken in Grantham, New Hampshire.

1995

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Twenty years since the first published photo. Heather will have been aged 43, Mimi aged 35, Bebe aged 45 and Laurie aged 41. This photo is from 1985 in Allston, Massachusetts.1995, Marblehead, Massachusetts.

1996

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Nixon and his camera have dropped in again via shadowing in this shot from 1996 in Lexington, Massachusetts.

1997

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Nixon says when he’s looking for his choice of shot he goes for what is interesting about each of the four, and which has the overall best drama. He says “it usually has something to do with the truth, but it might not”. This image is from 1997 in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts.

1998

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According to Nelson, the sisters want to be anonymous women as far as their professions and family go, and they would feel betrayed if he revealed that. This photograph is from 1998 in Falmouth, Massachusetts.

1999

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Nelson says the physical closeness of the sisters in each year’s photo has come naturally as they’ve grown older. This photo is from 1999 in Brookline, Massachusetts.

2000

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Twenty-five years on, and the year of the new millennium. This photograph is from 2000 in Eastham, Massachusetts.

2001

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Nixon has quoted one of the sisters as saying “You know, these aren’t just about us. These are Nick’s stories about four women, as much as they’re a recording of the four of us. In a way, it’s not you, it’s the woman in the picture.” This photograph is from 2001 in Brewster, Massachusetts.

2002

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Nixon says he’s feared that the sisters may become self-conscious, but it hasn’t happened. The gestures of affection are genuine and in the moment. This photograph is from 2002 in Marblehead, Massachusetts.

2003

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Looking through these photos, it’s hard not to imagine and wonder what is going on in their lives. This image is from 2003 in Ipswich, Massachusetts.

2004

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One thing that is striking from the naturalness of these photos, is that these women could be anyone from within your own extended family. This photograph is from 2004 in Cataumet, Massachusetts.

2005

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Thirty years since the first photo. Heather will have been aged 53, Mimi aged 45, Bebe aged 55 and Laurie aged 51. This photo is 2005 in Cataumet, Massachusetts.

2006

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2006, and the third year in a row that Laurie, on the right, has been looking away into the distance. This photo is in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

2007

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2007, and another rich image. We can see these women aging and the changing seasons in their faces. This photograph was taken in Cataumet, Massachusetts.

2008

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2008 and located in a completely different State. Most of the photos have been set in Massachusetts, however, the location of this photograph is named as Dallas, Texas.

2009

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Are Nixon’s fingers joining the sisters in the top right-hand corner of this photo from 2009 in Truro, Massachusetts or is it leaves?

2010

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Thirty-five years on, this photograph was taken in 2010 in Truro, Massachusetts.

2011

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The Brown Sisters books have been released in three editions. The first in 1999, the second in 2008 and the third in 2014. This photo from 2011 was taken in Truro, Massachusetts.

2012

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It is a remarkable journey to look through these photos and see the enduring relationships of siblings over time. This 2012 photograph was taken in Boston, Massachusetts.

2013

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The photographs seem to show that, contrary to pop culture, beauty does not fade with age. This is the 2013 photograph, taken in Truro, Massachusetts.

2014

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There’s something in this image from 2014 clearly suggesting that these sisters have literally got each other’s backs. This photo was taken in Wellfleet, Massachusetts.

2015

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Forty years since the first photo. Heather will have been aged 63, Mimi aged 55, Bebe aged 65 and Laurie aged 61. This photo is from 2015 in Wellfleet, Massachusetts.

2016

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Nixon has spoken about his approach to photography and working with people as “dancing in the moment, or collaborating in the moment”. This photo was taken in 2016 in Truro, Massachusetts.

2017

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When asked whether the series will continue after one or more of the sisters are not around, Nixon says it is his intention to carry on, whether there’s four, three, two or one and/or he has to jump into the shot himself! This is the Brown sisters in 2017, Truro, Massachusetts.