The much-awaited UEFA Super Cup 2023 will be taking place on 17th August 2023 between Manchester City and Sevilla FC. The UEFA Super Cup 2023 is an annual high-profile game that takes place between the champions of the UEFA Champions League and the champions of the UEFA Europa League.
Manchester City had won the UEFA Champions League 2022-23 after they beat Inter Milan, 1-0. Rodri had netted the goal for the Cityzens. Sevilla on the other hand, defeated Roma in the finals of the UEFA Europa League 2022-23 in the penalty round.
The score-line in the penalty round read 4-1 in favour of Sevilla. While it was joy and ecstasy for Sevilla, it was pure heartbreak and agony for Roma.
In this article, we take a look at 5 players who can perform well in the UEFA Super Cup 2023 finals:
1. Youssef En-Nesyri (Sevilla)
The talisman for Sevilla FC, Youssef En-Nesyri has been in fine form. He netted 8 goals in the La Liga 2022-23 and finished as the leading goal-scorer of Sevilla. In the UEFA Europa League 2022-23 as well, Youssef finished as the leading goal-scorer of Sevilla with 4 goals under his belt.
The footballer from Morocco is quick off the blocks and is pretty good with his step-overs from the edge of the penalty box.
2. Erling Haaland (Manchester City)
Unarguably, the next big-thing in world football, Erling Haaland had an exceptional 2022-23 season. He scored 36 goals in Premier League 2022-23 and finished as the all-time highest goal-scorer in the tournament in a single season.
Erling Haaland also conjured magic in the UEFA Champions League 2022-23 and finished as the highest goal-scorer of Manchester City with 12 goals under his belt.
3. Yassine Bounou (Sevilla)
In the tense and gripping match between Sevilla and Roma in the finals of the UEFA Europa League 2022-23, shot-stopper of Sevilla, Yassine Bounou emerged victorious with his exceptional saves.
In the penalty round, Yassine Bounou made 2 crucial saves and made sure Sevilla’s record in the UEFA Europa League finals remains intact. Notably, Sevilla have 7 out of 7 times they have qualified for the finals.
They are also the most successful side in the history of the UEFA Europa League.
4. Rodri (Manchester City)
Spanish midfielder Rodri had scored the only goal in the finals of the UEFA Champions League 2022-23. He is enjoying good form as he was also recently named the player of the tournament in the UEFA Nations League.
Rodri will be a key player in the ranks of Manchester City in the UEFA Super Cup 2023.
5. Erik Lamela (Sevilla)
31-year-old attacking midfielder Erik Lamela will be playing a crucial role for Sevilla as they plan on hunting down Manchester City, who are the Treble winners in this season. Lamela scored 6 goals for Sevilla in the La Liga 2022-23 and is a key member.
In the UEFA Europa League 2022-23, the Argentinian midfielder scored 2 goals and had 2 assists. Lamela had scored for Sevilla in the 2nd leg of the semi-finals of the UEFA Europa League 2022-23 between Juventus and Sevilla.