Kepa Arrizabalaga was the hero of the day after beating Chelsea 6-5 on penalties against Villarreal after playing 1-1 for 120 minutes as the Blues won the UEFA Super Cup.
in the first few minutes of possession, which was more in their favor as they pushed in hopes of an earlier result in the game. everything was against them, but they still managed to hold on.
Villarreal managed to prevent a goal in the game, facing as much pressure as they did, but they managed to hold on anyway. That continued with more than Chelsea, who claimed 83 percent possession against opponents, but couldn’t count the ball.
A magical moment from Kai Haverz that included Hakim Ziec ensured he was clinical in his finishing that led to 1-0 when the Moroccan scored the opener.
The match resumed with Hakim Ziec’s injury and could not be resumed as Christian Pulisic came on for the game in the 43rd minute of the UEFA Super Cup match. Both Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Rüdiger received back-to-back yellow cards, due to some problems the manager had to deal with, which led to them being added to the jury list.
They ended the first half with Chelsea, who were leading 1-0 against Villarreal, when they changed the result with both teams in the second 45 minutes, preferring the direction of the game.
It was a much stronger start early in the second half with both teams moving forward but neither scoring goals as their defense proved to be of quality. Chelsea goalkeeper Edward Mandy came close to conceding after making a mistake that went close to goal but luckily he avoided the pain of being hit by the fans.
Villarreal continued to apply pressure with a change in possession that saw the dominating team lose control as several substitutions were made on both sides, with one leading team doing more.
Gerrard Moreno finally managed to equalize for his team in the 73rd minute, after playing 1-2 with his team-mates he managed to get past the finish well against Edouard Mendy, who could not save the score 1-1.
The game went into extra time as both continued to push for a missed lead as the first half ended 1-1 with Chelsea Villarreal as both entered the second 15 minutes with more firepower but it was still 1-1 ended.
Both teams entered the penalty shootout with great expectations as they had an equal chance, but in the end Chelsea beat Villarreal 6-5 with Kepa Arizabalaga leading with two points.