A Matchup for the Ages:
Liverpool-Chelsea This year’s UEFA Super Cup 2019 promises to be even more
exciting than last year’s, when Atletico Madrid needed extra time to defeat
their crosstown rivals Real Madrid 4-2 (after a 98th minute equalizer!).
Chelsea and Liverpool both won their cups after the hardest of roads,
Chelsea going undefeated throughout the tournament and Liverpool
became the first team ever to defeat a team from the 5 major leagues
in one tournament. These two clubs have won 17 European trophies
between them, 12 for Liverpool and 5 for Chelsea. These are two of the
most stories clubs in all of Europe, and they’re facing off in one of European
football’s most storied cities – Istanbul. Istanbul was famously the host city
in 2005 when Liverpool came back from 3-0 down against AC Milan to win
in a miraculous fashion.
Istanbul is a city unlike any other in the world, literally bridging Asia
and Europe. It was in Istanbul, ironically in the same stadium (the
old Beşiktaş located in the same spot), where Liverpool and Beşiktaş
broke all-time decibel record for loudest sporting event in recorded
history in 2007. The millennia-old history of the city is matched only
by its football history: Its football clubs date back over 100 years, and
the fans have an appreciation for good football.
The 2019 UEFA Super Cup is being played in a new stadium, set in
the most gorgeous spot imaginable right on the Bosphorus as it
straddles Asia and Europe. Vodafone Park Istanbul is the home grounds for
Beşiktaş FC, and known as the ground for some of Turkish football’s
most loyalfans. The setting and the matchup couldn’t be more perfect,
as Liverpool tries to take home its 4th UEFA Super Cup 2019 trophy and Chelsea
For fans of either club to travel to the city, Rent 'n Connect is offering
a special hotspot device, which you can carry with you all around the
city, giving you mobile internet access for the period of your stay. You don’t need to
be roaming in Turkey, or searching desperately for wifi in Turkey, or using up all
of your mobile data in Turkey. Just log in through Rent 'n Connect to book your device
and connect through 4.5g from up to 10 devices, anywhere in the city including right off the
bat with the Istanbul Airport WiFi!
This match marks an opportunity to watch some spectacular competition
in one of the world’s greatest cities as it opens its arms to football fans from
England and the world – time to join in the fun!