BT Sport to air Spanish Super Cup 2021/2
January 4, 2022
By Nik Roseveare
BT Sport will broadcast live coverage of the Spanish Super Cup 2021/22, an annual football competition featuring last season’s winners and runners-up of Spain’s La Liga and the Copa del Rey. Presented by Lynsey Hipgrave alongside Rio Ferdinand and Joe Cole, BT Sport’s coverage of this season’s tournament will be contested by Atletico Madrid (La Liga champions), Real Madrid (La Liga runners-up), Barcelona (Copa del Rey winners), and Athletic Club (Copa del Rey runners-up), starting with the semi-finals on January 12th and 13th January and culminating with the final on January 16th 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 from King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Athletic Bilbao enter the tournament as the current holders of the trophy after beating 13-time winners, Barcelona 3-2 AET in the 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 6.30pm on BT Sport 1 on January 12th (7pm kick off). This is followed by the second semi-final between reigning La Liga champions, Atletico Madrid and Copa del Rey runners-up, Athletic Club. Coverage gets underway from 6.45pm on BT Sport 1 on January 13th (7pm kick off).
The winners of each semi-final will go head-to-head in the Spanish Super Cup final on January 16th which will be broadcast live on BT Sport 3 from 6pm.