In a first of its kind, Sky Sports will broadcast the shock of the German Heavyweight Super Cup between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich on Tuesday night on the Sky Sports app in a 9:16 vertical stream.
This will be the first time that an elite level soccer game will be broadcast in a vertical stream fully optimized for viewing on a mobile device and is exclusive on Sky Sports – you can see the first broadcast of its kind here.
The âKlassikerâ will also be broadcast live on the Sky Sports Premier League channel. The match will start at 7:30 p.m.
The new mobile-friendly 9:16 vertical stream will be available on the Sky Sports app and will be free in the UK and Ireland.
Traditionally, the sport has been broadcast in a 16: 9 landscape format. But the 9:16 am stream on the Sky Sports app will mean viewers will be able to watch the game in portrait mode.
German heavyweights clash again
Bayern and Dortmund have met eight times in the showpiece since 2011, with Bayern securing five wins in that span, including last year when Joshua Kimmich struck late to seal a 3-2 victory.
The latest edition of the “Klassiker” takes place on Dortmund’s turf at Signal Iduna Park and while their teams are Super Cup mainstays, Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann and Marco Rose from Dortmund make their managerial debuts in the competition.
Who takes part in the German Supercup?
The Supercopa – a meeting between the German champions and the previous season’s German Cup winners – has taken place every year in its current form since 2010. If a club wins both titles, the Bundesliga runner-up wins. qualified.
Super Cup Live
Nagelsmann is looking for his first senior football trophy – but also his first victory at the helm of the German champions on the sixth attempt.
The Bavarians lost points in their season-opening 1-1 draw against Borussia MÃ¶nchengladbach on Friday after also failing to win any of their four preseason games to increase the 34-player’s scrutiny. years after his transfer from RB Leipzig.
Minimizing the pressure after taking over from Hansi Flick, Nagelsmann told reporters: “It’s only fitting that we need time with the end of the pre-season preparation.
“But it’s an important game, against an opponent who has started well in the league this season. I hope it works tomorrow.”
Dortmund, on the other hand, crushed Eintracht Frankfurt 5-2 in their own Bundesliga opener, striker Erling Haaland scoring two goals and scoring three more.
Nagelsmann admitted he was wary of Dortmund’s lightning bolts, as well as their in-form striker.
“They have had a great start to the season,” he said. âWhat will be important is to control the space in front of our defense line. If we lose the ball, we must immediately counterpress.
“We have to avoid deep passes behind the defensive line. We are going to try to win some balls in our opponent’s half of the field and try to counterattack ourselves,” said Nagelsmann.
“Football is teamwork, so we will try to work as a team tomorrow. Especially in defense against Haaland.”
Rose said he was “incredibly happy” with the opening presentation of Haaland and his teammates and, despite the challenge at the start of the season, insisted his players were ready to deliver silverware.
He told reporters: “Erling wants to be a complete player, he says it himself.
“He is still young and still has so much potential for development. Imagine what a footballer he will become if he takes full control.
âWe are playing three days after our first competitive game and have little time to regenerate. But we will try to produce our best possible performance on the pitch.
âWhen you come here knowing the history of the club, you want to work to compete for titles – that’s why I’m here. We will fight for that title.â
Borussia Dortmund will be without Thorgan Hazard, who injured his ankle.
Mats Hummels and Raphael Guerreiro are still missing, while Emre Can is still getting back into shape.
Bayern Munich have no new concerns from their first game against MÃ¶nchengladbach, although Nagelsmann’s ranks could be bolstered by Corentin Tolisso, who trained with the club’s U23s this weekend on his return from injury.
Watch the Bundesliga live on Sky Sports
Air sports became the new home of the Bundesliga in UK and Ireland after winning exclusive rights for the next four seasons.
As the birthplace of top German football in the UK and Republic of Ireland, football fans will be able to connect to Air sports to watch Erling Haaland, Jude Bellingham and Robert Lewandowski, as 30-time Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich look to fend off rivals to win another title.
Each weekend’s premium match will be broadcast live every Saturday at 5:30 p.m. on Sky Sports Football, with other matches broadcast via Sky Sports linear or digital channels.