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Sevilla hoping to be third time lucky in the UEFA Super Cup

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Sevilla's 27 year old French midfielder Steven N'Zonzi says playing against Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup on August 9 will be tough, noting that Los Blancos is one of the best football teams in the world.

Sevilla have won the UEFA Europa League three consecutive times and will take on UEFA Champions League winners in the Super Cup for the fourth time in their history. Unfortunately for the Spanish side, they have lost their last three Super Cups, after winning on their debut in the competition in 2006.

Their two most recent defeats were 2-0 at the hands of Real Madrid in 2014, and 5-4 in a thriller to Barcelona last season.

In remarks published by Sevilla on Wednesday, N'Zonzi said that winning against Granada in Tuesday's friendly has given his team a morale boost before playing the first official match of the season, which he described as very important.

N'Zonzi emphasised Sevilla's readiness before playing against Real Madrid, and said his team wants to cheer up the fans and will try to play a good game.

The Super Cup will be played at Lerkendal Stadion, Trondheim, Norway.