It took Champions League victors, Chelsea 120 minutes and Kepa Arrizabalaga heroics in a punishment shoot-out to win their first UEFA Super Cup since 1998.
Chelsea’s last victory in this champs play-off was a 1-0 over Real Madrid after triumph in what was known as the UEFA Cup Winners Cup before it was renamed to UEFA Europa League. Uruguayan, Gus Poyet’s 83rd moment strike was the distinction.
Chelsea started the last in Belfast the better side, going into the lead graciousness Hakim Ziyech in the 27th moment however took their foot of the pedal in the second half which permitted Villareal adjust and hauled the game into additional time and punishments.
Kepa, better than Edouard Mendy at saving spot-kicks came on and advocated Thomas Tuchel’s choice by halting two kicks that guaranteed Chelsea ran out 6-5 victors.
Chelsea’s last three endeavor at the title finished in misfortunes to a Radamel Falcao propelled Atletico Madrid in 2012, Bayern Munich and Liverpool by means of spot-kicks in 2013 and 2019 separately.
The misfortune for Villareal likewise makes it the third time mentor, Unai Emery has come out second best in the yearly season opener installation. As the lead trainer at Sevilla, he lost sequential Super Cup finals to Real Madrid (2-0 out of 2014) and Barcelona (5-4 on punishments in 2015).
Villareal qualified for the Super Cup challenge by seeing off Manchester United 11-10 on punishments while Chelsea crushed Manchester City 1-0.