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Chelsea beat Villarreal to win the UEFA Super Cup



Chelsea won the UEFA European Super Cup after beating Villarreal in a sudden death penalty shoot-out, following the 1-1 draw in Belfast.

The Blues did get off to a strong start, dominating the first half and taking the lead through Hakim Ziyech meeting a Kai Havertz cut-back.

Ziyech, who has been linked with a possible Milan loan this summer, went off soon after with a very sore-looking shoulder dislocation.

Europa League winners Villarreal felt unlucky not to score on the stroke of half-time when a ferocious Moreno volley cracked the underside of the bar and bounced back off the line.

Moreno was unfortunate again after the restart, Edouard Mendy’s error sparking the chance and his fingertips pushing the finish onto the upright.

The pressure eventually paid off, as after Villarreal hit the woodwork twice, they got their equalizer with Moreno.

Antonio Rudiger gave it away cheaply, Gerard Moreno completed a smart give and go with Boulaye Dia’s back-heel flick and swept it past Mendy.

That was also a historic goal too, as it allowed Moreno to become the all-time top Villarreal scorer with 83, beating Giuseppe Rossi’s record.

It went to extra time and Christian Pulisic prodded inches wide and Sergio Asenjo got a strong hand to Mason Mount’s strike, but with a minute to go before a penalty shoot-out, Thomas Tuchel took off Mendy to introduce goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Yusuf Luka, is a journalist by profession, He is a graduate of Bingham University. Outside of work, He enjoys hiking with friends, Reading books, and Watching movies. Let's connect on social media.