European Super Cup: Manchester City folds Sevilla on penalties

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European Super Cup: Manchester City folds Sevilla on penalties

At the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus, the European Super Cup was resolved on penalty kicks and it was won by Manchester City, which bent Sevilla after regulation time ended 1-1.

In the 25th minute it was the Spaniards who took the lead through Youssef En-Nesyri, the Moroccan jumping higher than anyone else on Acuna’s taut cross and beating Ederson with a header, electrocuting him at the first post.

After threatening to be doubled, City equalized in the 63rd minute through Cole Palmer, who slotted in on a soft cross from Rodri and header beat Bounou on the way out.

No extra time, it goes straight to penalties. The English scored through Haaland, Alvarez, Kovacic, Grealish and Walker, the Spaniards through Ocampos, Mir, Rakitic and Montiel, but on the last penalty Gudelj missed by sending the ball against the crossbar.

Sevilla thus misses its second success in this competition after the one in 2006, City wins it for the first time, the tenth for an English team, and it is also the tenth in the international arena for coach Pep Guardiola.

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