Barcelona vs FC Porto: Live Results, Scores and Recap

Matt FaulconerFeatured ColumnistAugust 25, 2011

BARCELONA, SPAIN - AUGUST 22:  Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona (C) celebrates with his teammates after scoring his fifth team's goal during the Joan Gamper Trophy match between FC Barcelona and SSC Napoli at the Camp Nou Stadium on August 22, 2011 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - AUGUST 22: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona (C) celebrates with his teammates after scoring his fifth team's goal during the Joan Gamper Trophy match between FC Barcelona and SSC Napoli at the Camp Nou Stadium on August 22, 2011 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

The 2011 UEFA Super Cup takes place on August 26th, 2011 at 2:45 PM ET in Stade Louis II, Monaco.

Barcelona will be looking to add their second piece of hardware this month after winning the Spanish Supercup against Real Madrid, while FC Porto will be looking to add their first piece of hardware since losing star striker Radamel Falcao to Spanish side Atletico Madrid.

The Super Cup is an annual game that features the Champions League winner and the Europa League winner. The match was originally designed as a way to prove who is the true champion of Europe, despite the fact that the winner of the Champions League is all but unanimously regarded as the top club in Europe.

The tournament has taken place every year since 1992, and has been played between the Europa League and Champions League winners since the Cup Winners' Cup was cancelled.

The original format of the UEFA Super Cup was as a two-legged affair, but that was changed officially 14 years ago in 1997. Since then, the game has been played as a single match at a neutral site. Every year since 1998, the match has been held at the Stade Louis II.

This match will be aired live in the United States on Fox Sports Channel, and will air live in the United Kingdom on Sky Sports 1. The match is also available for live stream on UEFA.com (subscription required).

Once the match begins, check back for the latest updates and results from Monaco.

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