Chelsea beat Villarreal on penalties to win Uefa Super Cup

Chelsea beat Villarreal on penalties

Substitute goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga made two shootout saves as Champions League winners Chelsea beat Spain’s Villarreal 6-5 on penalties to add the Uefa Super Cup to their trophy collection tonight.

Extra time had ended 1-1 at Belfast’s Windsor Park ground, with Chelsea replacing goalkeeper Edouard Mendy with Kepa in the final seconds in what turned out to be a master-stroke as penalties loomed.

The Blues were appearing in this European showpiece fixture for the fifth time after seeing off Manchester City in Porto in May to clinch a second Champions League triumph. Winners against Real Madrid in 1998, Chelsea finished as runners-up in 2012, 2013 and 2019, losing to Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich and Liverpool respectively.

Chelsea started brightly and went ahead through Hakim Ziyech to lead 1-0 at the interval, though their joy was tempered by a worrying shoulder injury for the winger. That injury seemed to take the wind out of Chelsea’s sails for the second half, and Gerard Moreno deservedly levelled after the break to take the game to extra-time and a penalty shootout – and Kepa

Substitute goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga made two shootout saves as Champions League winners Chelsea beat Spain’s Villarreal 6-5 on penalties to add the UEFA Super Cup to their trophy collection on Wednesday.

Extra time had ended 1-1 at Belfast’s Windsor Park ground, with Chelsea replacing goalkeeper Edouard Mendy with Kepa in the final seconds in what turned out to be a master-stroke as penalties loomed.

Kai Havertz missed the first spot-kick but after that Chelsea were perfect while both Aissa Mandi and Raul Albiol both saw their penalties saved by Kepa as Chelsea won 6-5.


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