The 1998 UEFA Super Cup was a landmark moment for the tournament as it became the first to be played as a single match at a neutral venue. On August 28, 1998, at Stade Louis II in Monaco, Real Madrid, the UEFA Champions League winners, faced Chelsea, the Cup Winners’ Cup holders. In this historic match, Chelsea emerged victorious with a 1–0 win, courtesy of a late goal by Gus Poyet.
Stade Louis II, located in Monaco and home to AS Monaco, was chosen as the venue for the UEFA Super Cup for the second time, having hosted the event in 1986. The stadium was built in 1985 and is a significant venue in the French league system.
In the decisive match, Chelsea’s Gus Poyet secured the winning goal in the 83rd minute, showcasing a right-footed finish from the edge of the penalty area. The pass from Gianfranco Zola on the left set up the goal, finding the right corner of the net. The 1998 UEFA Super Cup final not only celebrated Chelsea’s success but also marked a noteworthy shift in the tournament format, moving from a two-legged event to a single match held at a neutral venue.