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Football: Chelsea win the UEFA Cup after a thrilling penalty kick

Football: Chelsea win the UEFA Cup after a thrilling penalty kick

For the English, this is the second victory in the Super Cup after 1998. In addition, the streak continued – for the third time in a row, the winner of the European Champions League in a Supercup match. At Windsor Park in Belfast, Hakim Ziyech gave the winner from CL in the 27th minute, shortly afterwards he had to leave the field with a shoulder injury. In the second half, Villarreal took the initiative and rewarded themselves with a draw after a 20-minute pressure period through Gerard Moreno.

As a result, no more goals were scored, Chelsea played more games in extra time, but the goal did not work here either. When the penalty shootout became clear, Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel responded and replaced goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga in the last minute of the match – the Spaniard immediately won the match against his compatriots. Kai Havertz missed Chelsea’s first penalty kick, but his teammate saved the penalties of Issa Mandy and Raul Albiol and secured the Super Cup for his team.

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The Blues celebrate their second Super Cup title after 1998

Only Chelsea stars on the bench at the moment

In front of 13,000 spectators in Belfast, German coach Tuchel largely did without EM drivers in the starting line-up – Jorginho and Mason Mount, for example, found themselves on the bench at the start – and stunned with young England international and rookie Trevor. Al-Shalloba in a triple defense.

Chelsea dominated the match at kickoff, regardless of the supposed B team, let the ball pass safely around the opponent’s penalty area and came to the first big chance in the sixth minute: with the first corner of the game, Ziyech found Timo Werner at the second post, the goalkeeper’s short distance failed Villarreal Sergio Asengo. A few minutes later, after winning the ball, Ngolo Kante missed the opponent’s area with a difficult long-range shot (9). Villarreal entered the game slowly with temporary offensive attempts (11, 15), but mostly holed up against the ball with a string of five players in their own half.

Treat Ziyech, Havertz’s cross, to the top

In the 27th minute, the Champions League champion turned his efforts into countless things: Havertz sent a low cross over the active left side to the free-standing Ziyech, who only had to push from a few meters away. As if out of nowhere, Yellow Submarine got its first chance shortly thereafter when new signing Balai Dea failed after a pass to Chelsea goalkeeper Edward Mendy (33).

However, the English were not deterred by this, and they found more opportunities through Marcos Alonso (35) and Kurt Zouma (36th), all again through crosses from Ziyech assets. When Moreno hit the bottom edge of the crossbar with a volleyball from close range in the first half stoppage time (45 + 3), the Blues almost took advantage of the opportunity to take revenge. 115 million euros newcomer Romelu Lukaku is supposed to handle the situation in the future.

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Moreno allows his teammates to celebrate after the tie

Moreno just hits aluminum again

The second half started like the first: an aluminum goal for the Europa League winner. Moreno suddenly appeared free in front of his case after Mendy’s unsuccessful kick, but only hit the crossbar with his flick (52). For the Spaniards, this was the beginning of a more offensive phase, where, despite the assertive style of play, obvious opportunities were missed and a new foul was required by the opponent: Antonio Rudiger played the ball from back to feet. From striker Moreno, who made a finale after a match worthy of seeing one to two found the way to goal with Dia this time – a well-deserved equalizer (74). In an intense quarter-final of the hour, Tuchel’s team took the lead once again, but without scoring any mandatory deals.

Pulisic and Mount fail overtime

For the fourth time in a row, it entered the Super Cup in extra time, as Chelsea tried to force the decision before penalty shootouts. Substitutes Christian Pulisic (100th) and Mount (108th) finished promising, but either lost the penalty area or found their master in Asengo. His only substitute in the penalty shootout against Kepa saved two shots and secured London the title of the first season.

Game sounds:

Thomas Tuchel (Chelsea coach): “We were well prepared and had the stats that Kepa is the best at taking penalties. Analysts showed me the data – and we spoke to the players that this can happen in knockout matches. It’s great how Edu accepted (Mendy, goalkeeper) regular, note) that. It wasn’t spontaneous.”

Kepa Arizabalaga (Chelsea substitute goalkeeper, substituted in the 119th minute of the match): “It wasn’t normal, but I was ready because I knew it could happen. I tried to be ready both physically and mentally.”

Edward Mendy (Chelsea goalkeeper, replaced in the 119th minute of the game): “I’m glad we won. We worked for success. I knew since the beginning of this year that this situation could come, and that Kepa would come to the pitch to help the team. He helped today. And I’m really happy.”

European Super Cup


Chelsea – Villarreal 1: 1 н. 5: 6 i. IE (1:1, 1:0)

Belfast, Windsor Park, SR Caracio (Russia)

target sequence: 1: 0 Ziyech (27) 1: 1 Moreno (73)

Penalty kicks (Chelsea start):

0-0 Asengo holds up against Havertz
0:1 G. Moreno scores
Azpilicueta Score 1: 1
1:1 Kiba holding Mandi
2:1 scores Alonso
2: 2 Scores Estupinan
3: 2 hits the month
3: 3 Gomez results
4: 3 Jorginho scores
4: 4 degrees rapa
5: 4 Pulisic . degrees
5:5 Voith results
6: 5 Rüdiger points
6:5 Kiba stuck against the Byul

Chelsea: Mendy (119. / Kepa) – Zuma (66./ Christensen), Shaluba, Rudiger – Hudson-Odoi (82. Azpilicueta), Kanté (65. / Jorgino), Kovacic, Alonso-Ziach (43./Pulisic), Werner (65. / Mt.), Havertz

Villarreal: Asenjo – Foyth, Albiol, Torres, Alfonso Pedraza (58./Estupinan) – Trigueros (70./Gomez), Capoue (70./Mario Gaspar), A. Moreno (85./Morlanes) – Pino (91./Mandi) )), J. Moreno, Dia (86./rapa)

Yellow cards: Rüdiger or Pino, Dia

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