Thu 12 August 2021 | 3:27

Victory over Villarreal crowns Chelsea as UEFA Super Cup Champions

Champions League champions faced Villarreal, who lifted Europa League last season beating Manchester United, on Wednesday.

This year’s European Super Cup

 event was held in Belfast, after a 120-minute marathon, two sides headed to penalties after a 1-1 full-time result. 

Hakim Ziyech gave the Blues a 27th-minute lead in the first half before being substituted by Christian Pulisic due to a shoulder injury.

However, after a dominant show through the remainder of the first half and second half from the Submarines, Gerard Moreno equalized for Villarreal in the 73rd minute with a stunning back-heel assist from Boulaye Dia.

However, a 6-5 penalty shootout victory made Chelsea FC the Champions of the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday. Their second Super Cup title in their history after 1998.


The four-time Europa League Winner Unai Emery had a chance to get his hands on UEFA Super Cup. The Spaniard has failed all four of his chances as he previously lost all three times with Sevilla.

It was 

Both teams now will wait for the Aug. 26 Champions League draw in Turkey where they will learn which teams are in their respective groups.


Chelsea’s Squad:

 Mendy (Kepa 119); Zouma (Christensen 66), Chalobah, Rudiger; Hudson-Odoi (Azpilicueta 82), Kanté (Jorginho 65), Kovacic, Marcos Alonso; Ziyech (Pulisic 43), Werner (Mount 65), Havertz

Villarreal’s Squad:

 Asenjo; Foyth, Pau Torres, Albiol, Pedraza (Estupiñan 58); Trigueros (Moi Gomez 70), Capoue (Gaspar 70), Alberto Moreno (Morlanes 85); Pino (Mandi 91), Gerard Moreno, Dia (Raba 85)


: Havertz (C, Saved), Gerard Moreno (V, Goal), Azpilicueta (C, Goal), Mandi (V, Saved), Marcos Alonso (C, Goal), Estupiñan (V, Goal), Mount (C, Goal), Moi Gomez (V, Goal), Jorginho (C, Goal), Raba (V, Goal), Pulisic (C, Goal), Foyth (V, Goal), Rudiger (C, Goal), Raul Albiol (V, Saved)

source: SportMob

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