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UEFA Super Cup: Chelsea defeat Villarreal

With the sport in Belfast ending 1-1 after extra-time, goalkeeper Kepa was introduced on rather than Eduoard Mendy for the shootout.

The save in opposition to Albiol noticed the shootout finish 6-5 in Chelsea’s favor, handing Tuchel his second piece of silverware as Chelsea boss after final season’s Champions League ultimate victory in opposition to Manchester City.

“I used to be prepared as a result of I knew this might occur, and I attempted to be prepared mentally and bodily after we arrived at penalties,” Kepa said of the late substitution.

“Edou did a incredible job earlier than, it was a tricky, powerful sport in opposition to a really tough workforce. We gained and we’re so blissful. All the workforce did a incredible job and we’ve the medal.”

César Azpilicueta (center) lifts the UEFA Super Cup at Windsor Park in Belfast.

Hakim Ziyech gave Chelsea the lead halfway by means of the primary half of Wednesday’s sport when he transformed Kai Havertz’s cross into the field.

Villarreal virtually leveled the rating when Alberto Moreno thundered a volley off the crossbar on the stroke of halftime, and Gerard Moreno then additionally hit the woodwork at the beginning of the second half after Mendy’s slipped clearance and finger-tip save.

However, Villarreal did get its equalizer when Gerard Moreno scored from Boulaye Dia’s flicked backheel within the Chelsea field.

When the sport superior to penalties, Havertz’s opening effort was saved by Sergio Asenjo handy Villarreal the benefit.

Gerard Moreno and César Azpilicueta then each scored, earlier than Mandi’s penalty was saved by Kepa.

The sport was in the end determined within the second spherical of sudden loss of life, when Antonio Rüdiger scored with an unconventional straight run up and Albiol was denied.

Kepa (left) celebrates Chelsea's Super Cup victory with Kurt Zouma.

The Super Cup is contested at the beginning of every season between the reigning Champions League and Europa League champions.

“We have been very sturdy within the first 30, 35 minutes, however then we misplaced some simple balls after our purpose,” stated Tuchel. “Second half, we have been too passive, too many ball losses, they usually deservedly equalized.

“From then till the tip, we have been very sturdy once more. We invested extra till the one hundred and twentieth minute and we deserved to win.”

The fundamental blemish on the evening for Chelsea was a shoulder damage for Ziyech within the first half — one thing Tuchel later described as “severe.”

His facet begins its Premier League season in opposition to Crystal Palace on Saturday, whereas Villarreal performs Granada in La Liga on Monday.

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