A Super cup is a competition, usually but not exclusively in association football, which often forms the ’curtain-raiser’ to a season. It is typically contested on a national level by two competition winners of the previous season: the knock-out cup winner and the league winner. There are also continental super cups, like the UEFA Super Cup in football, which puts together winners of the top- and second-tier UEFA competitions. Sometimes these are two-legged ties, with a match played at each side's stadium, but increasingly they are one-off fixtures at a neutral venue, such as a national stadium. Some Super Cups have even been staged in venues outside their home country, such as the Italian, French, Spanish, Turkish, Mexican, and Egyptian games.
If the league champions are also the national cup winners, they may play the runners-up from one of the competitions.